Originally Posted by Kave&Lucky
I have also heard of this method. I haven't done anything yet but I need too. I will try this method first. I also have some 303 protectant. If not 100% satisfied with the baby powder method I will use 303.
This will make it slippery, and save the gasket from abrasion from a shiny metal surface that can stick to it. But it won't condition the rubber at all from drying, cracking, checking, oxydizing, or splitting.