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Hatch covers lubricant

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Hi all

This has been on he before but I need some advise as I couldn`t see my question covered.

I have just purchased some WD-40 Silicon lubricant spray for my rubber hatch covers on my Scorpio, as I find them a pig in the winter as I have arthritis in my thumbs.
I tested it on the day Hatch and was amazed how easy the hatch cover went on and off. It`s great stuff

My question is. Before I go mad on the rest of the main Hatches. Has anyone done this and regretted it due to them coming off too easy in a swell or when not expecting it?

Would like to get some feed back.

Many thanks

Richard

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I've used a silicone spray designed for the job - nver thried WD40. As you find, the hatches become a breeze to fit, and, like you, I've worried about them being washed off by a wave.

But it's never happened, and I continue to use it. The extreme slip wears off quite quickly, anyway

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The only problem with silicone is it's ability to creep and then make any f/glass / gelcoat repairs more difficult - but that's not an issue on a Scorpio.
Halfords sell a silicon spray for car window rubber seals - it seems to work very well.
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I use a thin wipe of silicone grease, rather than a spray, mainly because it was what I had and it didn't occur to me to use spray, no idea which is best. I've assumed that if it does creep to somewhere that needs a fibreglass repair, I'll be sanding the surface off anyway.

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Have always used Mr Sheen with no problems.

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303 is stuff you want better than WD 40

https://www.303products.com.au/product- ... protectant

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I understand that the silicone spray also prolongs the life of the hatch material

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Thanks guys

Seems like I'm doing the right thing., Maybe I should have started a post for Thumb Arthritis lubricant instead
Cod liver oil posts on their way :)

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