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Old 03-28-2006, 05:16 AM   #1
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How Best To Care For Your Rubber??

No, not tyres but the rubber trims on your car. In particular the rubber trim that surrounds the windshield and the the side windows.

What chemicals do people use to keep this stuff from cracking/breaking up. I've noticed mine has started to crack in some places at the top of my windscreen and also its slit a little at the bottom of the passengers side window.

Any ideas ????
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:22 AM   #2
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Yea I Need That Stuff Tooo !!!!! What Do Bmw Dealers Use ?
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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Best product I can suggest is 303 Aerospace Protectant. It will get absorbed by the rubber seals and nourish them, also providing them with UV protection making them last a lot longer. Best part is it works great on your dash, console and other areas of the car, and doubles up as a great Engine Dressing or Tire Dressing if you like the semi-gloss / matte look.

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Old 03-28-2006, 08:32 AM   #4
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I would agree. 303 Aerospace Protectant is an excellent choice. Think of it as the moisturizer with SPF. It will moisturize these parts and allow them to flex without becoming brittle. Vinylex and OneGrand ERV are also good alternatives. The OneGrand will have the highest shine and the 303 Protectant the least.

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"How Best To Care For Your Rubber??" When you have finished doing"your business" just throw it away. They are not reusable.
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"How Best To Care For Your Rubber??" When you have finished doing"your business" just throw it away. They are not reusable.
^ Good one.
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:20 PM   #8
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Dealer uses "Gummipflege".

You can buy it at the dealership.
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I have heard that they are no longer selling Gummipflege, but are not sure if it is true. It is supposed to be used on door seals, but I guess it would work on trim as well.

On exterior trim, I normally use the same stuff I put on the tires (Zaino Z-16), it has UV protection and does not attract dust as much as other products.

Can't go wrong with 303 protectant either.
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"How Best To Care For Your Rubber??" When you have finished doing"your business" just throw it away. They are not reusable.
Very clever
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Best product I can suggest is 303 Aerospace Protectant. It will get absorbed by the rubber seals and nourish them, also providing them with UV protection making them last a lot longer. Best part is it works great on your dash, console and other areas of the car, and doubles up as a great Engine Dressing or Tire Dressing if you like the semi-gloss / matte look.

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Looks like a great product. Know anywhere that'll ship it over the water though. That company doesn't appear to do it
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Found it.

If anyone in the U.K is interested;

http://www.airstoreone.co.uk

They sell it
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For your future needs, our current site is not setup for international orders, but we do ship international. Our new site due to launch in a month or so will be setup to fullfill international orders. Just PM me if you need any help with anything as of now.

You'll like the 303 line though!

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Old 04-03-2006, 02:38 AM   #14
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For your future needs, our current site is not setup for international orders, but we do ship international. Our new site due to launch in a month or so will be setup to fullfill international orders. Just PM me if you need any help with anything as of now.

You'll like the 303 line though!

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Thanks for the reply. I look foreward to seeing your new site.
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