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Post by Admin on Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:36 pm

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Not Vitara specific but we have all been there, the car is white over with frost and and the no matter how you pull the door refuses to open  Evil or Very Mad

I have seen people poor boiling water around door frames affraid and even break the door handle trying to get in but here is a simple cure that has worked faultless in the last week even down to -6

GUMMI PFLEGE!

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No not the latest childrens sugar rush from Haribo but a simple to apply rubber treatment that eliminates door rubbers freezing

With the top removed there is a foam applicator...

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Pressing down on the applicator releases the liquid onto the sponge...

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And as you see it then leaves a treatment that absorbs into the rubber...

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Repeat this on the 3 other doors, tailgate and even the bonnet seals (how else will you fill the screenwash)

The one I purchased is made by Nextzett and as little as £7 a twin pack online or if you have a Wurth or Sonax dealer these are also available...

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Post by JOHNWALES on Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:20 pm

Surely basic windscreen de-icer would do the trick !!

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Post by Admin on Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:33 pm

I'm no scientist but with such ingredients of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol used in de icers the chances are you will dry out the rubber and cause them to freeze more easily

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Post by Gar Green on Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:00 am

JOHNWALES wrote:Surely basic windscreen de-icer would do the trick !!

De-icer is known to rot the seals, This stuff looks pretty good.
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Post by bigcar1979 on Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:29 pm

ive always used a spray based Silicone Lubricant. it can be a pain to apply without it going everywhere but works. which reminds me i'd better do my Vitara Smile

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Post by Admin on Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:09 pm

bigcar1979 wrote:...... a pain to apply without it going everywhere

The foam applicator on this is the ideal size as you compress the door seal on various Suzuki's, the only thing I did do was absorb some of the fluid onto a rag and wipe it into the seal where the window winds up into, there is nothing worse than that crack of a window as it breaks the frozen seal

Just thought I did not do the sunroof seal...........that will be one almighty crack as the freeze lets go affraid

More info and a bargain deal here.....

http://www.micksgarage.com/ProdDetails.aspx?pid=4261585&AffiliateID=32475&utm_campaign=google_base&utm_medium=shop_channel&utm_source=google_base&utm_content=&utm_term=&cnty=GB&gclid=COeE4MCU3tACFRVmGwodLBIChg

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Post by Fin69 on Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:15 am

The product you mention is highly recommended on a few other forums I am a member of.

I use Autoglym Rubber and Vinyly Treatment; I spray onto a microfibre towel and wipe round the seals. Once I have completed all the door seals (including the bonnet and rear hatch) I go round and wipe off any excess.

Where I live can get minus C with ice on the roads and cars even at the height of summer.

Touch wood, I have not had any issues with seals sticking or perishig.

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Post by bigcar1979 on Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:20 am

i never even thought about the sunroof.

ive got some on order to try as i dont want to spray Silicone lubricant over the seats. lol
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Post by digger06 on Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:06 pm

bigcar1979 wrote:ive always used a spray based Silicone Lubricant. it can be a pain to apply without it going everywhere but works. which reminds me i'd better do my Vitara  Smile


agreed, works well, no need to buy expensive products,
silicone or rubber grease applied sparingly works very well too

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Post by Admin on Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:44 pm

FREEZING DOOR SEALS Freezi10

I'll stick with the expensive stuff thumbl

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Post by digger06 on Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:47 pm

be careful with silicone grease also, a small amount are not rubber friendly, IF the door seal is actually rubber,tbh, its a long time since I have actually seen rubber on a vehicle, its all neoprene or similar nowadays, very little touches that stuff..

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