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Weatherstrip Maint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by this_is_nascar, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    this_is_nascar

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    What you guys do to maintain your weatherstripping? I recall reading something (not on the boards) about apply a lite film of some type of oil or grease after cleaning them. It keeps the moisture in them or something.

    Anyone recall anything about this?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    iSTIZO99

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    Sounds like you're talking about 303 Aerospace Protectant...well that's what I use.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    topgun155

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    Probably not a bad idea, but it seems like oil would attract dirt and dust which would make it worse.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    Rocketball

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    I use silicone spray. Spray it into a paper towel, then apply to the weatherstriping.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    jassco

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    +1 on 303 Aerospace Protectant. Works great on any rubber/interior moldings. I even do the sidewalls to clean them up. Its not greasy either.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    X2 works perfect.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    this_is_nascar

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    Thanks guys.
     
  8. Oct 31, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Brunes

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    I would agree with 303...I need to get a new bottle. I've also used Back to Black on the really rough spots on my sunroof in the scion.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    I like Shin Etsu grease
     
  10. Jul 5, 2015 at 12:37 PM
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    +1

    Just did this yesterday. Nothing better to keep yo rubber rubbery
     
  11. Jul 5, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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    I use 303. 13 year old Tacoma and the seals are still fresh and supple.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2015 at 8:06 PM
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    KenLyns

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    steveo27

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    I use 303 on mine. Gummi Fledge is another good option as well.
     
  14. Jul 5, 2015 at 9:17 PM
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    Phix

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    I used 303 on my old ride, and will use it on my new Tacoma. It's not the easiest to get here in Canada but it can be found at Mountain Equipment Co-op stores.
     
  15. Jul 11, 2015 at 6:22 PM
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    monkeyface

    monkeyface Douchebag, or just douche if we're friends

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    303 is a dynamite product. Found out about it here on TW, used it on the truck, and found out recently it's recommended for RV rubber roofs and also gelcoat fiberglass on RV's and boats.

    I bought a gallon of 303 for $60 at Camping World, conditioned the rubber roof on the RV, the gelcoat on the RV, LP tank cover, tires, looks brand new. Only 1/2 gallon used.

    That $60 is one of the best investments I've ever made. That is one shiny trailer for $30 and three hours of work.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2015 at 6:34 PM
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    VermontTaco

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    Another 303 user here.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2015 at 11:24 PM
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    LabRak

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    It's an endless pit of money and time.
    Honest to god, we have used Vaseline to restore and maintain door seals and exterior tim for 20 years. Put it on thick and let it soak in for as long as you can. Then using a disposable towel, wipe the jamb and rubber. It will not only keep them soft, it will keep them working and sealing the door preventing water intrusion and wind noise.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2015 at 11:29 PM
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    DCSBFTMFW

    DCSBFTMFW 5.0

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    No jokes about reviving a 5 year old thread?

    Disappoint.

    One day I'll have to try 303.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2015 at 11:50 PM
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    Navar

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    Damn will any of these help with the seals around the doors being squeaky?
     
  20. Jul 11, 2015 at 11:51 PM
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    DoorDing

    DoorDing Someone was there .

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    303 makes a lot of good products, but I have to wonder how much difference there is between some of them. I just cleaned my Softopper with one of their many fabric cleaners and applied the standard 303 Protectant before hanging it on the wall. It worked well.
     
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