I hate to say it but it is just a temporary fix, if want want to call it a fix.
If anything will get in betweet seal and fork tube, it will most likely damage the seal right away. It doesn't take much to destroy it.
If that would be me, I would have seal kit ($16) on order just in case.
While you replacing the seal, take a look at Teflon coating on bushings and swap the fluid. Also, I would look into replacing stock springs, unless you are under 150lbs