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Shop secrets to avoid rapid car aging

In the effort to keep my car from aging or falling apart to fast I'm looking for suggestions on the following:
1. Treatment for rubber seals (would silicon spray help or hurt, how about glycerin)
2. Glue to hold rubber seal in place (the AutoZone stuff does nut hold up )
3. Wax for hollow spaces like sills etc. (anyone heard about FERTAN)
4. Glue to repair veneer (how is regular wood glue with humid environments)
5. Paint to finish veneer.
Any recommendations on wood refinishing places?

Thanks.

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Heritage Wood Works does a pretty nice job with wood. Otherwise, take a light sander to the stuff you have now and restain it all. I was able to redo my wood in a weekend, and it came out pretty well.
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i redid some wood once

yea i redid wood one time, turned out not bad, not like original oem but nice looking. i peeled the thick coat off of the top of the wood, you know the part that chips and looks like sh!t. Then i sanded it with fine grit 220 or so sandpaper and blew off the dust, then i stained it with golden oak finish stain and applied polyurethane in 2 coats. i sanded the first coat of polyurethane when it dried and put the other on, then when the 2nd coat dried i got some shellac in a spray can and sprayed it for a glossy finish.

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