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Old 06-14-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Lubricating the tracks

What do you guys suggest? I've heard of using liquid dish soap but doesnt that just get dirty? I was also thinking about a synthetic or silicone spray for all the tracks in my AS. They're plastic, except for the window tracks (should I do those too?) All the storage areas are kind of a pain to open so I'd like to get them working smoothly before I do my final cleaning (so I can mop up if I make a mess) I know there must be a thread around here for the same question but I couldnt find it.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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Silicone spray (lots of it) would be the best thing to use. Spray the grooves and slide the doors. Keep doing it until they slide freely.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:42 PM   #3
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Perhaps a good start would be to make sure that they are clean? You never know what might have fallen into those tracks.

Get a box of those cheap Q-tips and a bowl of warm water then amuse yourself one of those rainy afternoons...
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Aage's suggestion to clean first is a good idea. I have had good luck with a dry lube made by Liquid Wrench, called garage door track lube. It sprays on wet but drys instantly to a white powder. Another one that I have used in the past is G-96 a silicone that drys fast also.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:11 PM   #5
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I have a similar question regarding the arms of the zip dee awning? What are suggestions for that particular area of the trailer?
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:43 PM   #6
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They arent clean but will be soon, I've already gotten my qtips out to clean as much as I can reach. I think I'll go with the silicone spray. I never even thought about the awning!
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I have a similar question regarding the arms of the zip dee awning? What are suggestions for that particular area of the trailer?
I( think we're thread-hijacking here, but I will slip in a quick word: call Zip-Dee's help line. They are great people!
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ZipDee maintenance: Awnings By ZipDee

lewster has recommended DuPont Teflon Multi-purpose lube (available at Lowe's) for many gasket & plastic lube applications. It has a liquid, volatile propellant so I tend to spray it on a paper towel and then wipe the surface I'm wanting to lube.
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