Frozen Door Seals

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    Last week I went to open the car door and it was frozen! :(

    Opened with a nasty crackling sound! :eek:

    I was then kicking myself for being so silly as to have forgotten to give the door and boot seals their twice yearly rubber care treatment. :oops:

    So out with the Gummi-Pflege and a small paint brush and it was the work of 10 minutes to go round everything that needed it. :)

    This is the stuff:

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    I bought the genuine BMW product from our site supporter friends @Cotswold BMW a year or so ago.

    The 250ml bottle will probably last for several years more. :)
     
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    Great shout. How much was the bottle? Is it any different to standard silicone based gels/liquids?
     
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    I'm not sure if there is any silicone in this gel actually.

    In years past I tried treating the door seals with everything possible, including glycerine, screen-wash, methylated spirits, and de-icer, as well as various proprietary products specifically intended for the purpose.

    They were either too thin, too thick, too sticky, or didn't have a lasting effect.

    As to the cost - hopefully Ed @Cotswold BMW will happen across this thread soon and tell us the current availability and cost.
     
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    I had the same :banghead:, but could wait until the doors thawed out before getting mine from the cave, Bob. I worry about the windows though as I can see no way of getting the GF on the rubbers - not to mention smearing all the glass. I just scrape them as best I can then wait for the interior heat to free them.

    I've read about folk [in all marques] persisting with the button and managing to separate the glass from the actuator mechanism inside the door. To be warned is to be prepared. :)
     
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    Ah yes, Gummi is magic stuff

    £10.37 delivered
     
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    Cheers. Could you do me a quote reference and I will get that sent via PayPal.
     
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    Done, thanks.
     
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    Works a treat and a lot cheaper than Krytox GPL105

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    The fluid with the foam-pad applicator shown in @Adie 's post is pretty good too - I haven't seen it available recently.

    The one in my first post is a light gel that I find easier to apply, with a small paintbrush.

    I'm sure they are both equally effective though.
     
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    I do all the seals of my Motorhome windows with it twice a year too. Great stuff
     
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    Quote for me too pls
     
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    That's the one I have too :thumleft:
     

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