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Rubber lubricants

It is my understanding that different rubbers have different 
susceptibilities to damage from petroleum products.  Generally, rubber 
intended for automotive applications is selected to be relatively 
immune.  As I recall, neoprene, silicone, fluorocarbon and 
fluorosilicones are resistant (to petroleum products; silicone 
lubricants, for example attack silicon rubber).  Still, using a 
lubricating soap intended for the purpose would be best.  

***                 ...Kirby    (Kirby A. Smith)                 ***
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<From: marriott@Summa4.COM
<Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 13:02:54 -0400 (EDT)
<Subject: Sub frame bushings

<i am interested in these discussions as my 4kcsq makes the same clunk. i 
<like the bolt-seating procedure Ian Gregory was kind enough to spell out, 
<but am a little leary of using vaseline (if you really meant it ;) , or any 
<other petro product, on a rubber part. maybe silicone spray or dishsoap. 
<suggestions/warnings, anyone?


<James Marriott, BSME
<Manchester, NH, USA
<'64 Falcon Sprint Convertible
<'86 4000S
<'87 4000CSQ