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Old 06-24-2013, 09:04 AM
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ATTENTION - MAINTENANCE TIP!!

In the past, the rubber boots on the rear axle drive shafts would crack and I would have to buy new ones and install them (hassle). Now, approximately once a month, I spray Mothers Protectant for Rubber and Vinyl on them (front and back - the back is not easy to get to) and so far this maintenance idea seems to be working well.

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Old 06-24-2013, 11:26 AM
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Seems like a good idea.....anybody have a thought on this?????????
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being the OCD that I am - I spray 303 on them every 2 months. no difference yet, still the same surface cracks. Dunno maybe time will tell.
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I don't think any protectant will fix the cracks... however, I don't think they will hurt anything, and may prolong the rubber somewhat.
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I was not expecting filling the cracks - they have not got worse.. They do look very nice with the black rubbery shine rather than the dusty muddy pile they used to be.
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Might as well hit the frond end bushings and boots while your at it.

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How about some type of spray-on rubber or silicone to seal the cracks from the outside?
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How about some type of spray-on rubber or silicone to seal the cracks from the outside?
I bet the coating they use for dipping tool handles, I believe it is called Plasti Dip, would help to temporarily extend the life of the boots. Others have mentioned duct tape for this.

Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Rubber Dip Coating

It even comes in colors for a touch of customizing.
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being the OCD that I am - I spray 303 on them every 2 months. no difference yet, still the same surface cracks. Dunno maybe time will tell.
I use the 303 on the dash and it really looks great! For some reason I began using the Mother's several years ago on the rear axle boots and they seem to be holding well.

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