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Interesting subject.

I found the folowing advise from http://www.cvaxles.com/cv_boots.htm

"Take care of your cv boots.
One of the main causes of failure in cv boots is road grime collected from normal driving.
This road grime is abrasive and eats into the material of the cv boot.
Over time it cuts it like a knife eventually leaving your cv joints exposed to the elements.
By wiping them off with a mildly soapy rag you will remove any collected road grime.

DO NOT apply any rubber protectant as it will attract dirt and grime.

If you drive a lot of dirt roads this needs to be done more often.

Below is my my two cents
They make a good point about what to use to clean them.
They might also add, to be more clear, is do not use brake cleaner or carb cleaner or any thing that will attack the rubber.
Soap would be strong enough and gentle enough on the rubber.
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