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Old 03-14-2006, 06:45 PM   #15
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DuPont Teflon Dry Lube. A fairly new product that is probably one of the best for lubricating anything out there. It goes on wet, dries quickly and leaves a nice slippery DRY FILM on everything you put it on. Lowes Home Centers under $5. Comes in spray or liquid. I have been using it on just about everything...including bicycle and motorcycle chains. It keeps them clean yet very slippery .

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Old 03-14-2006, 08:28 PM   #16
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When I was a younger man, I was an avid scuba diver. I used a silicone based wax to lube the zippers on my wet suits. About a month ago I was reorganizing some of my material possessions and I came across a stick of this stuff . It was about 16 years old and still looked as good as the day I bought it. In addition to zippers, I discovered it worked great on drawer slides and sliding door tracks, even in extreme temperatures.

After a Google search, I couldn't find the exact brand I used, but today's equivalent seems to be Max Wax.

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Old 06-13-2006, 10:33 PM   #17
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Where did purchase the new tambour? I have not been to locate any.
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Old 06-14-2006, 07:57 AM   #18
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I bought new tambour from Winona Manufacturing:

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Old 07-28-2006, 11:32 PM   #19
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tambour trouble

glad i did a ssearch on this topic. i have problems w/ my tambours sliding. they are in decent shape and will go out and buy some of these sprays. maybe a couple to compare. hopefully this will be one of the few "easy fixes"


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