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Old 03-30-2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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Vintage curtain rod trouble

I have the original curtain rods in my 1961 bambi and I would like to keep them. I ordered new plastic slides but they seem to stick just like the old ones. Any tricks to making the slides move sling the track?Click image for larger version

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I used a small squirt of spray silicone lub spray. I also use it in the awning channel mount and the Zip Dee arms.
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Have your tracks been painted? Many times this is the cause of all problems. If so, you will have to remove the paint. I've spent a lot of time sanding my tracks back to smoothness. It definitely helps. WD-40 can only do so much when there are gobs of paint in the way.
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Thanks so much. I will check for paint. The silicone seemed to work great!
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