Does anyone know how to treat hardened window rubbers (windscreen/rear window)? Would silicone grease do the trick, or is it better to use another product to soften them again? Thanks for any suggestions.
Post by Phil Nottingham on Nov 1, 2005 23:00:31 GMT
;)Holt's did a version which sealed leaking screen rubbers by softening them - it does work but is messy. Any grease or glycerin would work for a time but it will only delay the enevitable replacement. It will advance the rotting process
Leaking rubbers on P5's can do untold and unseen damage until its too late
I used the Holts stuff on my Coupe rear screen last year and wish I had never done so. It may or may not seal the leak but it creeps out everywhere and I keep having to clean it off using white spirit. If the rubbers are duff then they need to be replaced as I have just done on my P5B saloon but it is not a job for the faint hearted. As Phil said, leaking rubbers can do untold damage and even wreck a good car. Where in the UK are you?
We'll ive used a Holts product recently on my Coupe that claims to sofen the rubber slightly, and recolours it a bit, used it by spraying it on a cloth and wiping it on, not spraying and getting it everywhere.It wasn't bad but nothing will bring it back to it's original softness. Kev.