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Protection of all rubber/Plastic items - what to use

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by Cooper, May 8, 2014.

  1. Cooper

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering what people use to treat their rubber/plastic components on their cars to keep them looking good, sealing well, from perishing etc. I am talking about windscreen wiper blades, door trim, hood components, bushes in the suspension, and what about keeping all the plastic under the hood looking great and stopping it from getting brittle?
     
  2. GazHyde

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    I use the following on mine:

    Hood/Roof : Autoglym Hood Proofer from their hood cleaning kit. I've also used Fabsil (Tent proofer) before which is as good, but takes more messing around to apply.
    Internal Trim & general plastics : Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber Care
    Under hood/bonnet : I don't :oops:
    Tyres : Currently using Autoglym Instant Tyre Dressing
    Rear Screen : Autoglym Super Resin polish does a great job

    I'm a bit of an Autoglym junkie, but only because I was given a huge amount of it in return for building someone a website. If I buy stuff it tends to be from the Megiuars range.
     
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  3. hard top

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    I use this stuff (I 'borrow' it from work) PE100.
    Method of use:
    Shake can well before use. If using as a lubricant, spray PE100 directly onto the part for lubrication. If using as a plastic and rubber protector, spray PE100 directly on the surface (distance 15-20 cm) or apply with a cloth or sponge. For a beautiful shine, polish the plastic with a clean, dry Multi Wipe.
    Properties:
    - Clear liquid, therefore virtually invisible.
    - Simple to apply.
    - Repels moisture.
    - Long-term effect.
    - Protects plastics against discolouration.
    - Makes rubbers supple and prevents them from freezing.
    - Protects ignition systems against failures due to dampness.
    http://www.innotecworld.com/products/greases-lubricants.php?productid=85
     
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  4. jonco

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    Gummi- pflege on rubbers if you can't borrow any PE 100 from work ;)

    Agree with Gaz on AG products - Halfords have fairly regular 3 for 2 offers.

    Edit - oops it will be a long way to Halfords from Tasmania !!!
     
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  6. t-tony

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    I wouldn't use anything on wiper blades at all. Best maintainance is remove them periodically and scrub them with hand soap and nail brush and rinse well. Anything else will make them smear the screen. Have used this method since I was a lad.
     
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    T-tony, they were only one blade 10" long back then and real rubber!! lol, old JIM
     
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    Too true Jim also they had a bent piece of wire through the screen which you moved by hand to sweep the blade across the screen ! ;)
     
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    And then they hooked a vacuum line to it and if you stepped on the gas it stopped, usually at a bad time, like the cop behind the billboard.
     
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  10. zedonist

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    Rubber products.......gently wash with soapy water, dry and a powdering of talcum........
     
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    Also works with new born and old borns at diaper change! JIM
     
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