What did you do to/with your van today?

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Hi Herbie,

Did you receive the front Timbren rubber helper springs?

This week I had new windshield installed after letting the passenger side crack grow over the last 5 years.

Also, installed new lift struts on rear hatch. OReilly $32 each, made in USA. Nice

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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year, everyone.
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To you too! Hope you all had good holidays.
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doors were freezing shut so I rubbed some brake grease into the door seals. Works great and rejuvenates the rubber too.
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Never tried brake grease, I use ArmorAll several times a year on all my weather-strips and never have a freezing, or sticking problem. It was 13 degrees this morning & no problem.

Forgot to add Happy New Year !!!!! :supz: :supz:
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This topic is 13 years old now.
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okie1 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:53 amI use ArmorAll
guess what's in armorall?
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What ever is in it, it seems to work well, or I might just be the lucky one.

ArmorAll typically contains water, PDMS (silicone), diethylene glycol, glycerin, and various additional chemical compounds.[1]
Don't know if it good or bad for the weatherstrips.
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yeah the MSDS says 30-40% silicone, a few trace ingredients, and the rest water.

brake grease is silicone. (so is dielectric grease)
diethylene glycol is hydraulic brake fluid.
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