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Old 03-22-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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how to unstick vista view windows???

any ideas on how to make the vista view windows open and close more smoothly? Thanks

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Old 03-22-2007, 08:21 PM   #2
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Ours were pretty sticky on our 77 Overlander, 'Buttercup.'

While they were closed I cleaned them, on the side that I could reach. I used Simple Green 50/50 with water and a toothbrush. Yes, a toothbrush. Then rinsed them with water and sponge then dried with a terry towel. They work pretty good now. Only get difficult when it is very hot out.

There are a few places that sell the white 'vista view trim' which would probably help make them smoother to operate. I haven't bought any, none of ours was damaged.

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After cleanup, try spray silicone.

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