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mystic2
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Sep 18, 2014, 12:17 PM

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I'm going to be replacing a rear strut on my car so I've been reading up on the procedure in my repair manual. It says to apply ''rubber lubricant'' to the rubber bumper contact surfaces & to the upper insulator contact surfaces when reassembling. I was thinking maybe silicone spray would work but I'm not sure. What do you guys think, could I just use any type of lube that is rubber-safe... or is there a specific product that should be used?
Thanks


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Sep 18, 2014, 12:38 PM

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How do you intend to do this? Do you have a commercial spring compressor?



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mystic2
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Sep 18, 2014, 12:51 PM

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I'm going to buy a couple if I can't rent them from my local auto parts store.
Why do you ask?


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Sep 18, 2014, 12:55 PM

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Because it's very dangerous without the right equipment and those little screw clamps are not the right equipment. I would remove the whole unit and take it to a shop and let them swap them out.



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mystic2
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Sep 18, 2014, 1:00 PM

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Ok, thanks for the tip.
Back to the original question.
I take it you've never seen a need to use any type of lubricant during reassembly?


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Sep 18, 2014, 1:21 PM

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No, not really. I've never lubed anything there.



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mystic2
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Sep 18, 2014, 1:32 PM

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Yeah kind of what I figured. It didn't seem that important to me either.
I might just spray a little silicone lube on those areas just to be on the safe side.
Thanks for the input.


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Sep 18, 2014, 1:36 PM

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You're welcome.
Closing question now as solved to keep spammers out.



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