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Old 08-27-2003, 11:02 AM   #1
schnell
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Default Protecting the CV boots

I had a someone tell me to spray my CV boots with WD40 to protect them from all the salt we get around here in the winter. That it would protect them and keep them from cracking.

My question: Isn't something like a silicone spray or even armor all better? Wouldn't WD40 hurt the rubber?

Any ideas?

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Old 08-27-2003, 11:54 AM   #2
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The CV Boots are pretty much maintence free. If you want to wipe the grime off of them every once in a while, you'd be better off than to put anything on them. Grease and oil will make them deteriorate faster. Just usea dry cloth to clean them. Cleaners are unnecessary. WD40, Armorall, or silicone spray I would not recommend.
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Old 08-29-2003, 01:57 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'd stay away from WD40, but silicone spray actually protects and conditions rubber so that should be ok.
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