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Cleaning axles rubber boots and other rubber

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Hello everyone,

I would love to clean my axles rubber boots to keep them in good conditions
Do anybody here have done it, what do you use??

I have searched a lot about it and it seems people use SILICONE SPRAY, but pure silicone not the ones with petroleum distillates

It turns hard to find a 100% silicone for that purpose

ANY IDEAS HERE? ANYBODY WITH SAME CONCERNS AS MINE
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Look up sil glyde or Honda’s shin Etsu silicone grease. That’s what I normally use for door seal and lubing the slider pins on the brake. I never lube the cv boot as a preventative maintenance.
 

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Look up sil glyde or Honda’s shin Etsu silicone grease. That’s what I normally use for door seal and lubing the slider pins on the brake. I never lube the cv boot as a preventative maintenance.
thank you for your repply,

But if you search around, you will be people use various type of silicone spray. But I heard on the boots should be more 100% silicone not the ones with other materials. (I have seen silicone spray on door seals)

For the sliding pins I use the brake lubricant grease
 

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I GUESS it works. :banana: It could just be the placebo effect! :angel2:


I spray all the rubber bushings and joint 'boots' while doing oil changes. That keeps me from being anxious and not letting ALL the oil drain out. :eek:

Before I started doing this I had three CV joint boots tear or leak. (Only one on a Honda) Cheap to buy but I had to remove the axles to complete the job.
 

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I GUESS it works. :banana: It could just be the placebo effect! :angel2:


I spray all the rubber bushings and joint 'boots' while doing oil changes. That keeps me from being anxious and not letting ALL the oil drain out. :eek:

Before I started doing this I had three CV joint boots tear or leak. (Only one on a Honda) Cheap to buy but I had to remove the axles to complete the job.
I have this CRv 2005, i never have a issue with the axles on three corners. i only had to replace the driver side four years ago, and guess what? i had to replace it again couple of months ago. ( It last me exactly 4 years. I bought that axle on Autozone, Duralast)

So, in conclusion it seems the oem axles are great but the one on autozone last me 4 years. But i always thought in doing something to clean those rubbers on the axle, they should help
 
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