Spray Protectant/Lubricant for Rubber Parts

#1

My car is a 1998 Civic with 182,000 miles. Because the CV boots are the originals, I thought it would be a good idea to have new CV boots installed.



My mechanic says the job isn’t worth doing as preventative maintenance and I should wait until they leak and then replace both axles. He also suggested I find some kind or rubber protectant/lubricant to routinely spray on the CV boots.



Can you recommend a rubber protectant/lubricat to spray on the CV boots to keep them from drying out? Would Armor All be appropriate?

#2

I’ve heard (that sounds definitive) that Armor All can speed up cracking in plastics, so I wouldn’t use it. I might just keep them clean so that grit doesn’t cause damage, but it’s probably too late to affect the life span of 11-year old CV boots very much.

#3

An aerosol silicone spray prevents rubber from drying out.

Tester

#4

Thanks. I think I have a can somewhere.