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Old 05-08-2018, 10:25 PM   #1
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Solution Finish on rubber seals?

For exterior plastics on our cars, my goto is normally Gtechniq C4.
But we had a platsic bumper repair years ago that was filled and painted to match with a black textured paint.
This lasted well for many years but recently started looking milky grey
Solution Finish did an excellent job here.

Our Mini however has a rubber trim that runs between the windscreen and the roof.
This looks a little blotchy after 12 yrs of sun.
Would Solution Finish be safe on this rubber trim? It's not hard like the trim between doors and glass but soft like a door rubber.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:23 AM   #2
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I’ve not had much luck with Solution Finish on rubber, plastics it’s fantastic tho.

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Old 07-08-2018, 04:09 PM   #3
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I have recently started using Sonax Gummipfleger on my rubber seals and roof seals. It's made an amazing difference to them. Much darker ans softer than before.

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I find gtechniq T1 is great on rubber average on plastic so try that, you cant realy go wrong with gtechniq products and as its designed for tyres its got the durability factor unlike some rubber dressings.

I use it on all rubbers and my pw hose and garden hose, over kill but I dont like how dirty my PW hose gets after dragging it around so when I wind it back on my reel i use a rag held around it to clean of the muck, the T1 helps alot
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From what I remember SF didnt do much on rubber seals.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:17 PM   #6
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SF is unlikely to work on rubber given the way its filling oxidation holes with microscopic bits of actual carbon.

Id guess rubber cant be penetrated in the same way as porous oxidised plastic.

Im sad enough to read Pro Detailer magazine and there's a really great article in there on Solution Finish and its creator. Amazing bit of tech.
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