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Old 08-02-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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We have noticed that when we open our windows and storage compartments, the rubber/plastic weather seals stick realy bad if its been parked for a few weeks or so. And the overhead vents sometimes pull the seals away from the base and stick to the cover as you open them.

I was just wondering what do you do to prevent this from happening? Any ideas, suggestion or little ticks / tips that help from having this happen?
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Use a decent brand car wax on the metal side and rub the rubber gasket/seal with a rag lightly soaked with WD-40.

It will never stick ever again.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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What about the roof vents, Thier made of plastic? How can I make sure they stick were they belong, would a adhesive do/
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Re-fasten your roof vent gaskets to the metal frame with some latex contact cement and then invest in a aerosol can of silicone spray.

Apply some silicone spray to a rag and apply to the upper surface of the gasket.

The silicone spray also works well on window and door seals without leaving a discolouring residue like a wax might.

You can also use it on sliding door tracks, locks, hinges, automotive door gaskets, etc.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Keonsha, Wisconsin
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Wd-40 is the cure all.
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