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Old 02-07-2020, 10:55 AM   #1
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Sliding window lubricant

I'm sure this has been discussed many times before, but obviously my search skillz are suspect because when I search for this topic I get over 4,500 responses including any post with the word "window" in it.

So anyway, just wondering what a good way is to lubricate my sliding windows so they slide easier. I've tried a couple of things without much success.
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:01 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:09 PM   #3
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I suspect any lubricant would attract and hold dirt, making matters worse.
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:23 PM   #4
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I use Blaster brand Dry Lubricant. The same stuff I use on the awning arms and power landing jacks. There's nothing oily in it, safe for woodworking tools too.


https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blaster-Har...ricant/1066849
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I use Blaster brand Dry Lubricant. The same stuff I use on the awning arms and power landing jacks. There's nothing oily in it, safe for woodworking tools too.


https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blaster-Har...ricant/1066849
That looks to be worth a try, thanks!
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I suspect any lubricant would attract and hold dirt, making matters worse.
Yeah, I don't want anything oily for sure.
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Candle wax.
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That Blaster brand TDL stuff does work very well for many things. Clean the surfaces thoroughly first. I'd probably use a piece of cardboard or something as a shield so the overspray doesn't get on the glass.
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Ditto on dry-lube spray. There are several brands, never been able to tell if there's any difference among them.

Double ditto on clean the surfaces first, also on masking/shielding the windows from overspray. Stuff's formulated to cling to surfaces, so you can imagine it grabs the windows too.
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Silicone spray works good. It goes on wet but leaves a dry film.
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silicone

no doubt silicone will work

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leaning too

actually I am leaning to candle wax

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[QUOTE=k0wtz;767783]actually I am leaning to candle wax

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Candle wax may leave a residue that would attract dirt. I've used it as a lubricant for some things but it goes on thicker than a spray and may leave undesirable after affects.
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I'm going to try the dry lube... once the weather warms up. Thanks everybody!
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I use Bostik Glidecote. I have used it for years on the tabletop surfaces of my planer, table saw, router table etc. As I had it on hand I tried it in the sliding window track because they were hanging up. Worked great! I will renew it every now and again because of the Seattle rain but so far no problem in the 4 months since I applied it. My trailer is outside and it does not have a cover over it.
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