Home Depot carries 'Goop' for all uses; plumbing, electrical, household,
etc. Walmart usually only carries the household type. Good stuff.
> > ended up going with "Speedy Boot" to repair cracked cv-joint boots on
> > trooper
> > here are a couple old messages explaining them (they work great and
> > were a snap to install)
> > **
> > "...if it is just that your boots are split they sell something in
> > the auto-part stores called a "Speedy Boot" which you can put around
> > the joint with a good load of grease..."
> > "...I too did the split boots. I used the Speedy boot (one with the
> > little bolts).
> > It took three attempts to get it installed such that it didn't leak
> > grease. It's
> > holding up fine now (approx 5K miles). The secret to the Speedy boot
> > is #1 don't
> > follow the directions #2 use Goop brand glue to seal the seam along
> > with using
> > the supplied miniature bolts.
> > The directions say to apply CV joint grease to the seam before sealing
> > with the
> > bolts. This does not keep the grease in the boot. At highway speeds
> > and with the
> > boot flexing, the seams open up and allow centrifugal force to throw
> > grease
> > everywhere. Save yourselve the trouble, don't get any grease on the
> > seam, rough
> > it up with a file (like when you apply a bike tube patch to an
> > innertube),
> > apply Goop (don't use silicone RTV as a replacement, it doesn't hold
> > either). Be
> > careful not to get Goop on the axle or joint as you put the boot on
> > and don't
> > get grease on the seam. Use the Goop in a well ventilated area or wear
> > a gas mask
> > ($30 buys a good one, like used for spraying high VOC liquids such as
> > paint).
> > You will have your face right up against the boot as you try to get it
> > in
> > position and sealed. The fumes from the Goop can quickly overtake you.
> > Make sure both sides of the seam are contacting each
> > other. Push the bolts thru and tighten (don't over tighten). Don't use
> > the car
> > for 24 hours and try to keep the boot in an "unflexed" position. This
> > is to
> > allow the Goop to fully cure. Follow these steps and I believe you
> > will succeed...."