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Old 03-29-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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window seal 'grease'?

I know I've seen this on the forum before but can't find it. Isn't there some sort of lubricant that I can put all around the strips under my windows so that when my windows stick and I'm trying to open the windows they won't shatter? Right now I'm slipping a plastic knife blade to gently pry them open, but I'm nervous doing that.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:49 PM   #2
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I have read that silicone spray - Google Product Search is used on window seals so they won't stick.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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I have used silicone spray that I purchased at Lowes on the rubber gasket and it keeps the windows form sticking. I have had to repeat this about once a year. The plastic putty knife is also my method if a window does stick.

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Here's a thread -- the whole thread is worthwhile but the post linked gives probably the best product -- http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...tml#post439162
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #5
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Someone mentioned a light coating of vaseline.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:27 PM   #6
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if you still have a problem after the silicone use a plastic knife on both lower corners at the same time. this will keep the flexing to a minimum. apply increasing pressure gently and evenly.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:49 PM   #7
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Exterior lube

Silicone spray, is used for many things on the exterior.

Lubing the window, access door and entrance door gaskets, is a semi annual PM.

Lubing the entrance door striker bolt and pocket, is a PM as needed.

Lubing the entrance door hinges, is another PM, as needed.

Lubing the LPG hold down "T" handle is another as needed PM.

Lubing the footstep is a good PM.

Other types of lubes for the exterior of an Airstream, generally speaking, run a distant second to "silicone spray".

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Old 03-29-2010, 05:55 PM   #8
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I use silicone spray since I have some and it works pretty well. I keep a metal putty knife in my tool box—it has many uses—and gently loosen the bottom of the windows when they stick. They are stronger than you think, but it's still good to be gentle.

Airstream specifies certain different types of oils for other things like hinges in the owner's manual.

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Thumbs up Gummi Pflege

This is what I use on my BMW weatherstripping. Keeps it fresh and pliable.

Turner Motorsport - Item# 08930128 - Wurth Rubber Care (Gummi Pflege)

It has a nice circular applicator that cleans and applies the silicone to yhr seals and weatherstripping.
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I use 303 Protectant. No sticking so far. We'll see after staying closed up in storage for 5 months.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:19 PM   #11
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Di-Electric grease has many uses around a camper.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:46 PM   #12
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Hi, I don't use anything because the so-called cheap Safari windows don't have that problem.
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I use 303 Protectant. No sticking so far. We'll see after staying closed up in storage for 5 months.
I agree!
How often to coat them depends on if your windows are subject to sunlight and heat. The more exposed to sun and heat the more often you need to coat them. It's also good to use 303 on the Fantastic vent rubber to keep it from sticking.
The sticking problem, in my case, is less of a problem as time and coats of 303 are applied.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:23 AM   #14
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I agree!
How often to coat them depends on if your windows are subject to sunlight and heat. The more exposed to sun and heat the more often you need to coat them. It's also good to use 303 on the Fantastic vent rubber to keep it from sticking.
The sticking problem, in my case, is less of a problem as time and coats of 303 are applied.
Yup, me to, as well as applying directly to shylights, vent covers, interior plastic window surrounds, tires......anything rubber or plasic which takes a sun beating.
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