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Old 08-24-2011, 10:30 AM
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Rear axle Boot maintenance

I need new axle boots on one axle on my 84 300D. The other one is ok but is showing some cracking (Slight). Is there any thing I can do to prolong the life of this other boot?Cleaning , etc??

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Old 08-24-2011, 10:51 AM
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I guess that aerospace303 stuff would help.

It has been recommended to me to try and stop the deterioration of ball joint rubber seals.

http://www.303products.com/
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:05 PM
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What about cleaning prior to applying the 303?Any recommendations??

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Old 08-24-2011, 02:14 PM
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I'd use something like that water based Marine clean (POR15 degreaser)

Avoid solvent based => might "melt" or oil based stuff => I think that enhances vulcanisation but it could more than likely stop the 303 stuff from doing its job
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:43 PM
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I'd get a good degreaser on it, then rinse well with water, then spray some isopropl alcohol on it and let it dry.

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