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JFairman JFairman is offline
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Originally Posted by lupin..the..3rd View Post
No do not do this. Vaseline, motor oil, or any other petroleum products will cause the rubber to swell and fall apart. Petroleum products eat rubber. Use a proper rubber conditioner, one that is NOT made from petroleum oil.
Wrong - vasaline is the best thing possible. It is not the same as motor oil or wheel bearing grease which will slowly dissolve rubber.

Years ago before top of the line scuba equipment all went to clear silicone rubber the masks and fins were all made of black rubber that is very similar to whats used for the wind screen gaskets.
Standard procedure to preserve the rubber and keep it from dry rotting was to smear vasaline on it after every use.
This is not hearsay, it is a fact I learned here in S. Florida at a dive shop where scuba and snorkleing is very popular.

The best spray bottle rubber and vinyl preservative I know of is Lexol vinylex. Vinylex by Lexol
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