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Old 03-17-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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Awning lubrication

What do you use to lubricate the awning slides
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:07 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:24 PM   #3
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:35 PM   #4
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I use WD-40 brand silicone spray. It is an excellant all purpose lubricant with many uses around the trailer, TV and house.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:22 PM   #5
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
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We use aluminum lubricant.

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Blaster Advanced Dry Lube with Teflon, $4.99 at Home Depot.

Works amazingly well.
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I prefer a silicone based spray lubricant. I found that WD-40, in general, leaves too much residue over time.
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I prefer a silicone based spray lubricant. I found that WD-40, in general, leaves too much residue over time.
And it holds dust and grit. A dry lube is much better... silicone spray dries quickly after application leaving behind only the dry lubricating coating
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We have used CRC food grade silicone for many years. Comes in an aerosol spray, and a pump spray. Part numbers 03040 and 03039.

Available through many hardware chains (Ace, True Value, etc.) and automotive channels. Google it.

http://www.crcindustries.com/product...grade+silicone

Ymmv.
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I use silicone spray, which by the way is what Zip Dee recommends.

I prefer the WD-40 brand as I like the design of the can and the spray applicator. Note, this is not the original WD-40 product which would not be good to use on the awning mechanism because the original WD-40 product leaves a residue which attracts dirt. The original WD-40 product is also not really a lubricant but rather a water displacement product (hence the WD initials) to be used in conjunction with some other lubrication.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:44 PM   #12
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I used Blaster Dry Lube today. Everything slid back together great. Thanks.
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Here's a series of videos from Zip Dee showing maintenance and operations (including lubrication).

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