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Cleaning Door Seals

My door seals on the passenger side front door keep getting all sticky. The surface looks a bit rough ahems if it started to corode or has been subject to heat. The door keeps sticking which I think is making matters worse, leaving a black residue on the paint. Anyone know can clean them with or improve the surface/restore them.
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Zymol Seal feed. I have been using this on my bikes (and more recently cars) for years

ZYMOL SEAL 8.5 oz
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Zymol Seal feed. I have been using this on my bikes (and more recently cars) for years

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I reckon that someone has sprayed WD40 or some other form of oil on them. Probably in winter to stop ice sealing the door shut.

I'd give them a good clean off with your normal car washing stuff, then give them a coat of silicon based lubricant.
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I use tyre shine stuff on my seals.. keeps the rubber oily/preserved but not toooo much in case the missus marks her best frock!

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I use tyre shine stuff on my seals.. keeps the rubber oily/preserved but not toooo much in case the missus marks her best frock!

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Good point Ralf. I could see that causing a major Grevious Bodily Harm of the earhole
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This is a trade secret or was for door seals- talcum powder should fix your seals
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Cleaned the door seals of my 33 by taking them off completely and washing them with Mothers Tire & Rubber cleaner ... It really made the 18 years old seals look like new!

After that I but them in a bucket and sprayed loads of Mothers Protectant over them and let them soak over night... then in the morning I wiped the protectant off the surfaces and the seals look and feel amazing!

It even cured my leaking tail gate seal problem!
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Thanks everyone for the tips.
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