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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 15:46
Sorry, lost in translation. Looked up Fairy liquid. Not what I imagined. My bad.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 16:07
Silicone lubrication aerosol is also good for that sort of thing.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 16:15
Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

If you've got a squeaky bush on your suspension or the rubber draught excluder around the door going hard.
It works.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MikeB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 17:46
Thanks for the welcome and interesting tips. I have lubricated the panel fixing points with silicone spray and will try and gently prise them off when its had chance to soak through.

But I did manage to open the seat - lo and behold, an owner's manual and original toolkit. Pity the manual is in Italian ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 21:54
Good excuse to learn a language.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 09:26
Unfortunately rubber deteriorates with age, it reacts with oxygen. In my garage are car tyres from 1971 and they're like concrete.

As Brian says, silicone grease (Maplins, Amazon, etc) -
a clear paste product - will keep rubber lubricated.

Heating rubber (hair dryer or oven) will soften it but also brings forward the rubber's ultimate demise.

It is best to avoid petroleum based products which soften rubber but damage it at the same time - petroleum based products include Vaseline & detergents (Fairy).

Back in the day I used to seal my Road Tax holder with Vaseline on the rubber gasket, in a few seasons the rubber had grown baggy and the seal needed folding to fit!

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I've been soundly beaten by several languages already and know my limits!
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Hello and welcome. Ideally wait ti its a bit warmer to remove the side panels when the rubbers will be a tiny bit more pliable. What a useless piece of advice...that means waiting 6 months
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The problem is probably rust on the metal lugs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2018 at 16:05
As someone has mentioned earlier – those rubber items just harden up. Mine are bad enough that they are starting to tear. When I was messing with the ign modules each side recently I popped the tops of the side panels away from their holders and rotated them around without popping the bottoms off at all.

 

I’m thinking I’m going to end up removing the old rubbers then fitting some kind of replacement, drilling the rods that stick through and then using R clips in them.

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