Window rubber treatment - stuck.

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  1. Trikeman

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    Hi All,
    after several weeks with the widows tight shut I went to open all the windows with this warm, yep warm, breeze to waft through the MoHo. All the windows (double glazed side ones) were really stuck to the rubbers - got them open eventually by carefully 'easing' the rubbers off the windows.
    What does everyone do to treat the rubbers to stop them sticking? I thought maybe a 'skim' of Vaselene to treat them - any good?

    All advice greatly received.

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :winky:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    yep......a little vasaline does the trick.

    Also stops them freezing to the frame if closed when wet in winter.
     
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    vaseline works but you can also use talcum powder, which has no sticky residue
     
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    Och Jim, I was gonna tell them that. Silicon spray is the business ! :Smile:
     
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    Agree, silicon spray the best coz it's silicon rubber they use for the seals.
     
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    Kev while you are putting on some silicon with your microfibre cloth, get some Vuplex and give your windows a treat, after washing, use Vuplex - one of the best products I have ever used. :thumb:
     
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    Many Thanks all, I have cleaned them up for now and SWMBO will be getting the silicone spray.

    Again, Thanks All for the input.

    Trikeman. :winky:
     
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    Having spent around 40 yrs in the Double glazing and building industry using rubber seals almost every day good old LIP Balm works great with nothing to clean off after application (sprays etc)Any flavor will do ::bigsmile:
    terry
     
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    ha ha .. good ol' Chapstick .. :thumb:

    Q the old joke..

    The old cowhand came riding into town on a hot, dry, dusty day. The townsman watched as he slowly dismounted and tied his horse to the rail outside the saloon.
    The cowboy then moved slowly to the back of the horse, lifted its tail, and placed a big kiss were the sun don't shine.
    As he then walked by, the townsman had to comment. "I could help but notice you as you got off your horse. That's quite an unusual ritual."
    "Yep," replied the cowboy. "I got me some bad chapped lips."
    "And that cures them?" asked the townsman.
    "Nope, but it keeps me from lickin' em."
     
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