Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY
Bet the mech didn't lube 'em. I used silicone grease....others use soap. Some use soapy water spray.
Listen to this man! He knows his stuff! I've always used soapy water. Use bar soap to make soapy water and avoid the dish washing liquids like Palmolive and Ajax. Those will dry out the rubber and it will tear/crack.