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I was cleaning my car from the inside and wanted to polish the interior. So I found a can of silicone spray labeled as "Dashboard Wax." First I Vacuumed the interior and the cleaned the dashboard and doors with a clean damp rag. I let it dry for 10 minutes and then sprayed the silicone spray and it made it brand new and very shiny. But I noticed it was very slippery. I checked my AC air vents and before they were stuck. After spraying the silicone spray they became very free and brand new. It was crazy. Before my AC vents would not budge but now they were like a brand new car and very easy to move. So I looked up silicone spray and it is a dry lube. It lubricates but it does not get dirty with dirt or sand. But if you use lithium or tire grease or WD-40 it gets dirty very fast and attracts dirt and instead of lubricating it destroy the thing. But silicone spray is amazing it lubricates and repels dirt and dust. So after spraying silicone spray even if you throw a bucket of sand onto the surface it will not stick and it will repel it. Amazing. So more to the story, my two door locks on the passenger side were not closing fully. Sometimes they closed and sometimes they were slightly open, leaving the door lock open sometimes. So I opened the door panel and sprayed the silicone spray on the door lock rod, hinge, and mechanism. Now the locks are fixed too and they fully close like brand new. Its a an amazing product. Its cheap too. A can cost only 10 bucks.
 

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I spray all the rubber parts under the car with silicone while I am waiting for oil to drain. (Otherwise I get impatient and don't let all the old oil out.)

Glad the spray worked good on your vents. I find that it isn't that long lasting. And as you said, it is SLIPPERY...Don't use it on your pedals or steering wheel! YIKES!

Silicone Spray (like Armor-All) is a great alternative to stinky penetrates like PB Blaster. It 'wicks' in to threads and aids in removal. If it doesn't work THEN I hold my breath and get out the PB or Kroil.
 

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I've used Silicone Spray on rubber weather-stripping for years. Never on my dash. Don't like shine. Never had problems with vents.
 

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hondo . . . what is the going price on ShinEtsu? If you don't mind. Thanks! I know Honda recommends using it on door seals.
 

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Thanks for telling me it will not last for very long. But it is a good maintenance item, like if you spray it every 3 to 6 months. I just sprayed it in my car window motor and mechanism and not they are soundless and operating very smooth like new. My experience with WD40 is very bad. I have used it on many things but ended up destroying the things. The problems I faced was that it drips and runs off and goes into everything and spills onto the floor. Also it has a very bad smell and it stays there for weeks. It also attracts dirt and sand after it is dry and destroys the things very fast. But Silicone spray is odorless, dry lube, and easy to use and no spills.
 

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hondo . . . what is the going price on ShinEtsu? If you don't mind. Thanks! I know Honda recommends using it on door seals.
It is pretty expensive for a grease. I bought a tube on Ebay about a month ago and it was $17.14 which included the shipping and handling.

Haven't used it yet.

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Thanks Buffalo4 for the info. Wow, pretty pricey! Guess a little dab will do ya!

umair... Silicone is another useful 'tool' to have on hand. I agree it can be very helpful for different things. I have used it to spray the battery terminals to prevent corrosion. It works! Great for hinges and locks too as you know. If it squeaks then Silicone can fix it. Keep the tips coming!
 

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I have heard to NOT use silicone spray on the rubber weather stripping on a Honda, something about it sealing the surface of the rubber and on and on and on.
So, if I ever find that article again, I will post it.
I have a spray can of Gunk Heavy Duty Silicone and I'm not sure what the difference in 'heavy duty' and regular is.
Have fun!!
WD40 is basically a water dispersant fluid which has a lot of uses. It does leave a coating that will attract dust and dirt, but it is a very useful product and it works pretty well on battery terminal connections for me (but so does regular Vaseline). :D
To help loosen a rusted nut or bolt, many swear by an equal mixture of acetone and ps fluid or atf. It can even be old used fluid. But, it is very flammable and doesn't stay mixed up long. It is supposedly much superior to PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench, WD-40
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PS: The below link is a WD-40 Specialist Silicone advertisement and it 'sounds' really good. I may have to try it when I need more silicone spray. :D
http://wd40specialist.com/products/silicone-lubricant/

PPS: Just saw a special at WalMart for it for $5.97 + tax
for an 11 oz can. Free Shipping
Whoops, disregard, different product. :(
 

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Thanks Buffalo4 for the info. Wow, pretty pricey! Guess a little dab will do ya!

umair... Silicone is another useful 'tool' to have on hand. I agree it can be very helpful for different things. I have used it to spray the battery terminals to prevent corrosion. It works! Great for hinges and locks too as you know. If it squeaks then Silicone can fix it. Keep the tips coming!
I got a tube about 15 years ago, it is still half full and during this time went from 2 cars to 4 cars so you don't use much at all.
 
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