how to re-sponge-y window seals

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how to re-sponge-y window seals

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I think that was pretty clear, I noticed that my rear pop outs have been leaking, and the seals are good and compressed. Is there any way to restore them to their original poofyness?
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I haven't seen much about "re-poofing" them, however I've been told that dielectric grease will help seal them a bit better... alternatively (though likely more expensively) any of the usual importers that frequent this site should be able to find you new seals.
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For reconditioning rubber I use "Rubber Renue" Made by MG Chemicals.

I know its good because it smells alluring and the label says it will kill you in seconds...

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DeliTan wrote:For reconditioning rubber I use "Rubber Renue" Made by MG Chemicals.

I know its good because it smells alluring and the label says it will kill you in seconds...

john

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Kill me in seconds?? COOL! I gotsa get me some of that!
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DeliTan wrote:For reconditioning rubber I use "Rubber Renue" Made by MG Chemicals.

I know its good because it smells alluring and the label says it will kill you in seconds...

john
Same stuff we use here in the naval dockyard. I agree with DeliTan: if they're that concerned with your health, you know it's going to work. A lot of those wimpy 'green' products out there today just don't seem to work as well. :?
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im assuming this procedure will work on the door seal as well? if its raining hard i get a river on my right shoulder. iv tried siliconing because i thought the rubber was peeling off, but i think its also lost its spongeness.
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the same stuff should work on door seals as on window seals, it's the same material.
The doors do have one other issue sometimes though, they tend to "sag" a bit, and therefore don't always seal as well as they could, playing with the latching bar or the hinge bolts can sometimes go a long way.
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Re: how to re-sponge-y window seals

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Good stuff; basically 80% Xylene (hardcore solvent):

http://www.mgchemicals.com/msds/english ... 857829a130

You are esentially removing the outer layer of rubber to expose fresh stuff underneath. Just wipe off the excess - make sure you don't let the stuff pool around rubber for too long, or you will have no seals left at all!
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