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Old 08-22-2017, 12:19 PM   #1
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Lubrication of Slide Seals 2004 Dutch Star

When we put our large slide out, the rubber seal makes a noise like it pops into place on top of the slide. Are we supposed to lubricate these seals. If so, what is recommended?
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:25 PM   #2
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Yes you do. I just had a seal tear because my slide was slightly misaligned and the dry seal pulled as the slide extended. I purchased a couple of brands but the Camco worked the best mostly because you will find that lubricating the inner seals is not that easy to get to. The Camco is a foam that will "propel" about 5' or so out of the can so you can get to those hard to reach places. It has also lasted a couple of weeks so far with a lubricating film.

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If it's rubber or plastic, I 303 it.

https://www.amazon.com/303-30313-CSR...+uv+protectant
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If it's rubber or plastic, I 303 it.

https://www.amazon.com/303-30313-CSR...+uv+protectant
+1 on 303. Works on seals, weatherstripping and tires. Read up on it a bit... it's pretty amazing stuff.
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+1 on 303. Works on seals, weatherstripping and tires. Read up on it a bit... it's pretty amazing stuff.
Count me in also with 303. Works great on tires also.
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I love 303 and have it, but how are you getting it on the middle of seal that is on the big slides?
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Spray it on an old sock. Stick your finger in the sock and carefully work it between the slide and the seal. If your finger won't fit try a wooden paint paddle or a popsicle stick.
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Lubrication of Slide Seals 2004 Dutch Star

Your doing this from the outside with the slide partially extended? My slide trim is too close to the ceiling to get my hand between the trim and the ceiling in the middle of the slide. Thanks for the tip.
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303 twice a year. My seals are 15 years old and still in great shape. The process takes about 1/2 hour including moving the ladder around both slides.
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I use white lithium grease. Spray the outside of the seal, and the side of the slide. Then run it in and out a few times, then repeat
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Roadstar99- use Aerospace 303- it's the best- lubricates & conditions all seals & Diamond shield. Been at this game 42 years & have learned a thing or two!

Stay away from any type of grease as it traps dirt & grime.

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Put me on the list for 303 and a ladder. I also use their seal treatment bottle with the small foam applicator. Makes doing door and window seals a breeze. I even put some on my roof vent seals, they seem to get "sticky" with age and this helps a lot.
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Put me on the list for 303 and a ladder. I also use their seal treatment bottle with the small foam applicator. Makes doing door and window seals a breeze. I even put some on my roof vent seals, they seem to get "sticky" with age and this helps a lot.
Fantastic Vent recommends 303 on their gaskets, in fact they used to send a packet to you if the lid stuck down. I use it on my tires with a sponge applicator. Also spray it on the 3M film on the front.
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I thought you were suppose to use baby powder on the seals?
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