My rubber bits need softening

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My rubber bits need softening

#1 Post by Vinny1979 » Thu May 23, 2019 8:49 pm


So my rubber bits have suffered a bit on the rover over the last 25 years and ive decided I need to do something, so for example,

door rubbers, window seals, bonnet hinge rubber covers, etc. All seem quite hard and rough to the touch

How do I try and get these looking and feeling better and get some more life from them
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Re: My rubber bits need softening

#2 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Thu May 23, 2019 9:21 pm

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Re: My rubber bits need softening

#3 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon May 27, 2019 8:07 pm

Shhhhhh......its top sekeritt. :mouthshut :sneaky
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Re: My rubber bits need softening

#4 Post by boxermanrt » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:26 pm

I needed to get back some suppleness to the wheel arch inner rubber protectors, so I thought that a hot wash in the dishwasher using a finish tablet might be good, the result was brilliant not only did the rubber get back it's flexibility but it was grippy and when refitted stayed in position without any adhesive.

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