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Scanning thru the big SSR book by James G, I note that he recommends this stuff for the rood seals and window seals, to keep them lubed up and sealing their best.

I've got a small tube of dielectric grease but have never heard of using it for this purpose.

Saw this in Amazon Prime

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Have any of you used this stuff for all the seals and recommend that is the way to go:|
 

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I use 303 protectant
 
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I bought a small container of silicon grease that they use in the diving industry (O rings and such). Bought it off Amazon.

A little bit goes a long way. Apply and wipe off excess in a few hours. Nicely resurrected seals at top of the windows.

Ken, Vancouver Island
 

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Yes, silicone grease is good to use on rubber, have been doing it for many years. Make sure you use a tube of grease and not the spray stuff that has harmful propellants in it that actually hurts rubber parts.
 

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The best for rubber is DuPont Krytox. But about $50 for 2 oz if I remember right.
 

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Apply a thin amount of silicone dielectric grease to all rubber pads/surfaces that come in contact with metal such as hood, tonneau cover, tailgate etc..
 

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Try it...You'll like it!!!!

I have used Napa Syl-Glyde on all my seals since I purchased my SSR 8 years ago. I got tired of the greasy sticky mess it left on the seals. Wife complained every time she put the windows up or down it left a greasy residue on the windows. It builds up after many uses. You can clean it off and apply new but you will always have the greasy residue.

I decided to try Gummi Pflege Stift used by another forum member. It was developed in Germany as a rubber seal protectant for use on Mercedes Benz vehicles. I cleaned all my seals with rubbing alcohol to get rid of the Syl-Glyde. Keep changing your rag to a clean rag to get rid of the residue.

Wow.......What a difference!!!! The seals are nice and pliable and absolutely no residue whatsoever. I'M SOLD!!!!

You can do an eBay search as I did and you can buy it for around $10.00 with "FREE" shipping. I've done all my vehicles (5) and hardly notice anything used from the bottle. It comes with a dobber just like the old liquid shoe polish bottles. It is very easy to apply with no mess. If you have a tight spot, put a little on a rag and wipe it on.

Try it...You will like it!!!! :seeya
 

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Go to your local pool supply store and buy a tube of silicon grease used for pool equipment 'O' rings. Same thing as the expensive stuff.
 
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