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Preventing door seals and ARE cap seals from freezing.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlueT, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Feb 16, 2015 at 5:21 PM
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    BlueT

    BlueT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For those living in the snow country. I figure I post something I tried for a winter and had worked for me very good.
    I used plumbers grease on all my seals. I even re-applied when it was already near 0F two weeks ago.
    This is working for me much better than all the remedy's a i had tried before.
    I tried teflon, vaseline etc. but so far this had prevented my ARE cap gate from freezing to seals.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-0-5-oz-Silicone-Faucet-Grease-88693/203193536
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  2. Mar 1, 2015 at 6:46 PM
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    interesting, I'll give it a try....
    thanks for sharing
     
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    fixer5000 the logical one

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    i use the dow corning variety. one tube lasts a lifetime lol
     
  5. Mar 2, 2015 at 5:06 AM
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    I use spray silcone,works good for me.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2015 at 5:11 AM
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    Noelie84

    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    Same here. Spray it on a rag, wipe it on the seals, done. Plus, it doesn't get all over your clothes if you happen to brush up against one of the seals while getting in & out of the truck, nor does it attract dirt/sand/grit like that silicone plumber's grease can.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015

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