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rubber lubricants

I have an ancient can of rubber lubricant that is running out. My problem is that I need to find more, and stuff available now is not nearly as good.

I want to be able to lubricate the seals on my doors, trunk, even the shock absorbers and anti-roll bar seals. The old stuff is liquid and lasts a long time. It looks like motor oil, but is sort of water based, like a mixture of saddle soap and glycerine.

Do you guys use any kind of lube on rubber bushings, seals, motor mounts etc? I have silicone spray too, but it attacks adhesives and I suspect it is drying out the rubber after it evaporates.

I have experimented with silicone based lubes like "Tri Flow" which is good stuff but I'm afraid it may accelerate drying out of the rubber. I also have tried "LRV" by The Wax Shoppe. It is very good but I think it's more of a rubber conditioner, and it doesn't penetrate like rubber lubricant.

Then there is the industrial stuff, like "P-80" http://www.ipcol.com/shopexd.asp?id=16
or the stuff in tubes that the MG guys use. Has anyone come across anything like what I'm talking about?
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You might try Wurth "Rubber Care" (high glycerin content). It comes in either a gel stick or aeresol spray.
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I use a vinyl & rubber dressing produced by griotsgarage.com on trim, tires and door seals.
Don't know if it's heavy duty enough for bushings, seals and motor mounts etc.
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I think that a dry lube is the way to go. (talc / baby powder) ..for door and trunk seals.
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We use alot of P-80 at work and it is considered a temporary lubricant for o-ring installation and the like. There are better choices for your needs.
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I'm gonna try both "Seal" and the Wurth rubber care.
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Try Gummi Pflege. I've been using it for years with great results. You may be able to get it at your local BMW dealer.
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Try 'foreplay'. You won't need rubber lube if you do it right.
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I wanted to follow up on this

I've been using Wurth Rubber Care for a while now. It is an excellent product for seals, rubber trim, and structural rubber pieces such as rollbar bushings.

I experimented further and now use Gummi Pflege on the door and trunk seals because the applicator is very good and there is no waste.

I use Wurth Rubber Care on the intake manifold rubber and rubber gaskets. I also use it on the plastic and rubber fuel injection connectors and rubber boots. I feel that is is the best rubber care material currently available, and it is what I will use on the suspension pieces for now.

On exterior trim and tires I use a more glossy rubber dressing.
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I use this dry film teflon lubricant. It leaves this very thin white caulky looking film of Teflon which looks something like new OEM rubber, and stops the squeaks.



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Try Gummi Pflege. I've been using it for years with great results. You may be able to get it at your local BMW dealer.
second that. used in on last porsche for 7 years. seals looked new for a 10 yar old car when i sold it.
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