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Feb 22, 2008
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Two wheel job towed.
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Since 2004
A can of Silicone spray is very useful ....

I use it on cassette seal to keep rubber supple and leak proof.
.................sliding gear on toilet door , so smooth now
.................sliding fly screen ... ditto
And one I just discovered the little press buttons on window blinds, just wipe male and female sides and hey presto they pop open and closed with ease.

Any you can think of ?
 

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
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On the coast in West Sussex
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658
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Carthago Compactline
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Since 2008 & many years tugging
I use it on the table rails makes the table slide easily. Stops rubber window & roof light seals sticking. Lubes electric step.
Always have a can in the garage on the van.
 

Two on Tour

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Elddis Autoquest 175
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Literally half an hour ago I was giving a little squirt here and there with my can of silicone spray.
Fly screen lines, loo flap handle, hab door lock, hab door hinges and loo door hinges and the winder knobs for the omnivents.
 

old-mo

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Oct 16, 2008
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Caravan & motorhome 45 + yrs
Works better than Vaseline.... (y)











For keeping rust at bay... :giggler:

You do have dirty minds.... :doh: :rofl:

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Aug 27, 2014
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Since 2014
Window stay slides. Rubber seal round the hab door, stops it sticking. A squirt in the window runners on the cab doors every year keeps them running freely. Awning zips, keeps zips running smoothly and of course it doesn't stain at all.

Marvellous stuff!
 
Jan 26, 2017
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Mid Suffolk.
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Autosleeper Inca
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Eight Years and 28,000 Miles.
Good for polishing black plastic bumpers too.
 
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Larrynwin
Feb 22, 2008
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Works better than Vaseline.... (y)

Mo it reminds me of one of the cocktails that Sandra was creating that you got pickled on at Malvern a few years back, Slippery Dick, shortly afterwards you went arse over tit :rofl::rofl:










For keeping rust at bay... :giggler:

You do have dirty minds.... :doh: :rofl:

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Duck Truck

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Feb 27, 2015
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Hobby 725
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since 2012
We use silicone furniture polish

make sure your tables level before standing a wine glass on
 
Jul 6, 2016
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Carthago Chic A clas
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Since 1990
Good for any dashboard squeaks. I've got an annoying squeak where the Fiat dashboard joins the A-class cab surround. Give it a regular dose of silicone every couple of months as it tends to dry out fairly quickly.
 
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Larrynwin
Feb 22, 2008
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Since 2004
Good for any dashboard squeaks. I've got an annoying squeak where the Fiat dashboard joins the A-class cab surround. Give it a regular dose of silicone every couple of months as it tends to dry out fairly quickly.

Good idea never thought of that, I have an annoying squeak in the passenger seat............:D
 
May 17, 2017
505
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Shropshire
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Knaus Coachbuilt
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Since 2009
A can of Silicone spray is very useful ....

I use it on cassette seal to keep rubber supple and leak proof.
.................sliding gear on toilet door , so smooth now
.................sliding fly screen ... ditto
And one I just discovered the little press buttons on window blinds, just wipe male and female sides and hey presto they pop open and closed with ease.

Any you can think of ?
It’s incredible stuff. The main ingredient polydimethylsiloxane is inert, non toxic, and non flammable. In fact it’s so safe they use it extensively in the food industry for processing and packing. It’s only the stuff they mix with it that might be problematic.

It works well on most surfaces and is great for stopping rubber components from pinching or cracking and gives it a surface film. But their is a caveat here. There are many different types of rubbers: nitrile, EPDM, latex, neoprene etc and some of the more natural ones can be degraded by the petroleum products which are used as propellants in the silicon spray. That’s why in industry they tend to use silicon grease or the dropping oil on rubber ‘O’ rings to be sure there’s no problem.

Food grade silicon grease isn’t expensive and can be used on all rubber components with complete safety. You can get it on Amazon.
 

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