I don't believe that there is anything that truely rejuvenates rubber. If you are trying to keep it from breaking down even further I have had some good luck with WD-40. It has good penetrating abilities along with lubricating the rubber itself. I see nothing wrong with using antifreeze except maybe that animals are attracted to the odor and may end up eating away all your rubber pieces! Explain that one to your insurance agent!
Well, way back when I found out GM was discontinuing the front and rear rubber for the Manta and Ascona A, I stashed my own personal collection of NOS window rubber away in a plastic bag, but first I gave everything a liberal coating of pure silicone spray. That was in about 1994-95 IIRC, and those rubber parts still look and feel like new rubber today.
I have heard Armor-all can degrade rubber as it contains alchohol....but I can't prove or disprove that myth.
I've heard the same thing and was informed by a specialty auto shop that Armor-all contains petroleum distillates...which breaks down petroleum-based products like rubber. A tire dealer told me the same thing and said not to use it on tires, especially, as it will rot the sidewalls. But I'll leave this discussion to the chemists here.
I use a silicon-based product by Turtle Wax which is made to protect tires. Works great on dashboards, too. The brand name escapes me now, however.
I picked this up a few months ago on Craigslist. It was listed as a 71 Buick Opel. From what the previous owner told me, it was built for a World of Wheels car show back in the 70’s. It has a 1967 Buick 225 V6 w/4 speed. The door tag reads “MFD by General Motors Corp 09/70.” So is it a 1970 or...
I have been swamped with work and other problems therefore have not been able to do any posting.
The "Junk Yard Dog" is coming along quite well and should be ready to drive by the end of this month. This car has lots of upgrades that have been recycled from 14 other vehicles, hence...
Luckily I have no need for glass replacement for my Ascona, but I always had a question in my mind. What happens if there is a need for any glass replacement? Are they tough to find? Are there some compatibles or smthing?