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I'm totally lost. As VW recommended, silicone lubricants are used to protect rubber, plastics, vinyl and nylon parts. Could anyone tell me which type i can use? I don't want to buy the one for sex toy. :D

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I bought a can of Silicone spray lube and never found good uses for it. I also read that the lingering spray can get inside the air stream to the engine and you don't want that.

Instead, I've found Lexol Vinylex (in spray bottle, wipe on with a cloth) perfect for all black rubber on the NB: weatherstriping on doors and hatch, around the windows, the rubber edge of the sunroof, the roof antenna, and for hoses and black plastic inside engine bay. I've also used it on the CV boots and the rubber on the suspension parts. It's good for the tires too.

The stuff is also great on the non-black interior plastic and vinyl.:)
 

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I love Vinylex too. I use it on everything. Each spring and fall I go around all of my door/hood/trunk seals with it. It keeps them very soft. I also use it on my antenna base and along the rubber around the windows. Pretty much any type of rubber or plastic you want to protect.

I think silicone is what is in Armor All which is pretty much supposed to be horrible for you plastics/rubber goods.

This site has some pretty good information and how-to's for taking care of your car's finish and keeping it pretty. I also added two links to the site for vinyl and rubber and tire care. This site mentions the Zymol wax you can buy at Kmart which is actually made by Turtle Wax, not Zymol, and talks about why silicones are bad for your car.

http://www.carcareonline.com/

http://www.carcareonline.com/viewarticle.aspx?art=13

http://www.carcareonline.com/viewarticle.aspx?art=12
 

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I would like to add 303 Protectant for consideration.... good for rubber, tires, and vinyl surfaces. A lot of people swear by it on other forums. Boaters use it. It's available at our local Murrays Auto store and most boating supply houses.
 
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