VAN WINDOWS

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 09:29
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My van windows are sticking to the rubber When i try to open them
when it has not been use for a while
can i put something on the rubber to stop it happening
THANK YOU
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 09:51

Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 09:51
You could try something like silicone spray or Armorall.
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Reply By: Lucko - Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 10:06

Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 10:06
I'll second the Armorall, but I'd suggest you spray it on a rag then apply to the window seals. If you accidentally spray it on the internal wall lining it may stain it.
Mark
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Reply By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 13:42

Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 13:42
Hi chris

Wd40 seems to have many uses...I wonder how that would go...again spray on on rag to apply

Brian
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Follow Up By: Mike DiD - Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 09:40

Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 09:40
WD40 is just kerosene - it's likely to damge rubber or plastics and will just evaporate after a few weeks.
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Follow Up By: Snoopyone - Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 20:59

Reply By: GrumpyOldFart - Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 14:54

Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 14:54
Chris
I would go for something that does not attract and hold dust

I have used talcum/baby powder on cars with sticky or squeaky door or window rubbers for years
Put some on a rag and wipe on both contact surfaces

Problem fixed and no greasy residue

Also when you park the van up just crack all the windows and vents open a fraction, just to take the pressure off the seals.

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Follow Up By: 1 4 GUNNER - Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 18:28

Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 at 18:28
Thanks guys I would have to make sure it will not rot the rubber
How do you think a smear or break fluid would go on the rubber
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Follow Up By: Snoopyone - Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 10:41

Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 10:41
Perhaps BRAKE fluid would not be the best given that it will lift paint off a car.

May not do the surrounding metalwork a lot of good.

A dry lubricant like graphite may be better but there is probably something made to do the job if you try at Autobarn or similar.
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Follow Up By: GrumpyOldFart - Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 11:35

Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 11:35
Chris

Talcum powder is safe to use (works on baby's bum cheeks!) ,and won't rot the rubber.

If you really want to spend money go and get some rubber grease from Repco or a brake specialist. Made specifically for lubricating rubber but may not be suitable for this application.

To me it sounds like something is softening the rubber - old age, heat, cleaning chemicals or just poor quality to start with. So something dry like baby powder may help dry the outer skin of the rubber so it wont stick (again sort of what it does to baby's bums).

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Follow Up By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 20:24

Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 at 20:24
Sorry I didn't realise about WD40.....whoops
Brian
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Follow Up By: chris a - Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 08:52

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 08:52
THANKS EVERY ONE WILL TRY P0WDER
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