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#1 Godsmulligan

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

Is there a place I can buy new weather stripping? Is it possible to rejuvenate old weather stripping? Or should I just buy generic weather stripping and try and make it work?

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:37 PM

I use silicone spray to keep mine in good shape. Have not had to replace any yet... couple of '83's and '85's still look good.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:08 PM

I have used wd40 to freshen plastic or rubber. i would suggest silicone spray as well. I learned a trich from an old car dealer of using black RTV to fill tears, gaps, or holes in the trim.

 

If the trim dangles you can hook it back onto their little plastic clips, and tuck them in the channels (door frame). The 3m super weather strip adhesive works great for securing loose rubber. 

 

I am not aware of any aftermarket sources, but there may be some NOS availability, i would assume. Chances are you can salvage a piece in better condition. Be careful not to rip it where the little plastic plugs secure the ends.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:02 AM

Glycerin is far better than silicone for rejuvenating and maintaining rubber. It is a little messy so you should only use the smallest amount. I use a rag to wipe it into the rubber and the following day wipe over it again to remove any excess.

Glycerine actually rehydrates the rubber, where as silicone simply puts a coating on the surface.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

Glycerin? like the kind you put on your skin? could you use this on jumpseats?



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:27 AM

Glycerin? like the kind you put on your skin? could you use this on jumpseats?


Yep that's the stuff... Might be a bit sticky on the jump seats though.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:26 AM

Glycerin is far better than silicone for rejuvenating and maintaining rubber. It is a little messy so you should only use the smallest amount. I use a rag to wipe it into the rubber and the following day wipe over it again to remove any excess.

Glycerine actually rehydrates the rubber, where as silicone simply puts a coating on the surface.

 

Hey I used glycerin as you said. Works damn great! Thanks so much for the tip.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

ok... I'm in.

Where does one get this Glycerin?  

Off topic question.... kind of....why would you put it on your skin?



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:37 PM

You should be able to buy it at most grocery/department stores. It's used for all sorts of stuff, most notably to make soap, they used to use it for automotive antifreeze, and it's in lots of food products.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

Walmart has it in the first aid section next to the bandages. $3 a bottle.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:41 AM

I saw some at the local grocery store yesterday by the gold bond foot powder. I was not shopping for foot powder at the time.






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