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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-05-2016, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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was thinking of my rubber intake boots and trying to find something to keep them from drying out. Up here in MN. it doesn't get as hot as AZ. or TX. But never the less it does.
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I guess I better look at the rubbers on my Kingpin, it is also a 2008. That's looking pretty rough.

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That looks horrible. Is that off something you own?
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nothing I own wanting to prevent it

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All my rubbers are self lubricanting. 😜


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I use liquid silicone on my latex drysuit seals and it works wonders. I'm sure it would do the same for other rubber products.
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Yes anything that is petroleum based and is designed to penetrate rubber,

Vaseline / spray liquids silicon / etc all would kinda work ....

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I'm going to have to disagree with you on the petroleum based things...they tend to break down rubber, making it gummy. Silicone is not petroleum based and does not break down rubber products.
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Most rubbers come pre lubed. Silicone spray will help keep rubber products soft and pliable.

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Stay away from petroleum based products. They will get absorbed, expand and deteriorate rubber.

Dielectric grease is silicone and doesn't degrade rubber. Before seal beams, back when headlights had rubber boots on them to prevent water getting in we used dielectric grease on the connector as well as the rubber boot. Kept them protected so they stayed soft and molded to the headlight casing. Doesn't deteriorate the insulation nor the connectors in electronic equipment. Silicone grease is also what plumbers use to keep O rings protected.

If it's really dried out you can also mix in a bit of glycerin. Silicone won't be absorbed, glycerin will.

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