A common area that can be missed are the seals, including the door, hood, and trunk seals. A perfect product for this area is the Einszett Rubber Care Stick. Although, don’t just limit the use of this product there. It is great for any type of rubber trim.
According to Einszett:
“Conditions rubber weather stripping on car doors, windows and trunk lids reducing squeaks, rattles, wind noise and water leaks. Protects and keeps the rubber elastic. Restores color to dried out rubber. Protects against extreme temperature and UV rays. Solvent-free, water-based formula. Easy-to-use shoe polish type applicator makes application simple without the mess.”
One of the really nice things about this product is that it is water-based. A solvent based product can brown rubber, attract dust, and can actually dry out rubber.
Before every application, I like to give the seals a cleaning. I use Optimum Power Clean for this, spraying a MF towel and then wiping the the seals clean. This is done so the foam applicator, on the top of the bottle, doesn’t get dirty, possibly transferring dirt from one car to another, and just making for an ugly applicator. Although the Gummi Pflege cleans, no one wants a dirty applicator. I learned too late and mine is not perfect.
“Greg, I thought it was a stick?!” It isn’t really a stick, think more like a quick shoe shine applicator. Product is released once a “button” inside a foam applicator is depressed, and the bottle is lightly squeezed to release product.
I work in small sections, using a thin layer of product to ensure good coverage, but not over coverage.
Don’t forget to do the sides of the seals also.
You can see the final results are wonderful, matte, moisturized, and UV protected seals.
Rember to not only do the car side of the seals, but the door seals also. Enjoy your newley protected and mosturized seals.