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Old 10-29-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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My awning is stuck - what can I do?

The driver's side awning on my 31' 74 overlander is stuck and won't come down. It looks like it should but it's completely frozen. I've tried spraying some WD-40 in there but it didn't free anything up at all.

What is a better product for freeing rust? I've never had very good luck with spray on silicon lubricant.

Am I just going to have to replace the awning probably? Or will I maybe be able to fix it?

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Old 10-29-2010, 08:36 PM   #2
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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Try cilacone it is better than WD40
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:17 PM   #4
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If it's stuck due to corrosion, I'd try genine pentrating oil, and then use a heat gun on it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:47 PM   #5
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:31 PM   #6
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This is some really good oil...this eight or so ounce bottle has a special tube that extends out of it to flex and reach into really hard to get to places. Google it. Zoomspout is brought to you by........................My left hand, the only part of me that does half the work. and by.......the makers of CAMERA! Share YOUR IDEAS TODAY!! ......with CAMERA!'s late I better go to bed. Good luck with that project.
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