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Old 12-08-2013, 02:08 AM   #1
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Care of rubber gasket material.

All the rubber gasket tubing we find around our hatches and portholes must be cleaned and kept soft. What product do you use to clean and then coat to keep from aging ??
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:38 AM   #2
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Try ArmorAll after cleaning. They also sell an all purpose cleaner.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:38 AM   #3
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303 Protectant...much better than Armorall

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:47 AM   #4
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Silicone in a liquid form, it will not deteriorate the rubber. It's perfect for plastic or nylon bushings too!
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303 protectant is the best stuff i have found. I have used silicone and also, white lithium grease. the grease is a little messy sprayed on a rag works well too
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303 is the best I have found. Also used it on a dark blue gelcoat stripe and sails in the old days of sailing.....
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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"What ..do you use to .. keep from aging ??"

Like trying to hold back the tide. Good luck!
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info on 303. I will go get a bottle. When I called the manufacturers, I could not get any info. No advice given. One rep. said their legal dept. said not to give advice. Only installation info. Thanks again.
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Have use AP 303 for years with very good results. High-end helm seat manufactures recommend it for their vinyl as well. It is also like sunscreen for fiberglass.

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Old 12-18-2013, 07:57 AM   #10
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Also..if you know anyone with a Port Supply Card, you can get it much cheaper at WM!
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