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Old 03-12-2016, 06:42 AM   #15
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Two ways I've seen but have not had to try yet. 1. use a silicone slide seal spray liberally on the seals when they are flexed one way then put slide in just until the seals flip and again spray liberally. Do a few times and see if it is fixed. 2. another way that is probably in addition to #1 is to put a special "grippy" non-skid type tape made for the purpose on the slides themselves as far inboard as you can get it. The purpose is for the tape to apply more friction to the seal to draw it in/out. Good luck.
Do you know what tape is used in your #2? Have any product name or info? Thanks.

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Old 03-12-2016, 07:06 AM   #16
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What is required to "flip" the wiper gaskets is a significant level of "resistance". I would not use an abrasive surface to create that resistance as it will wear the gaskets dramatically shortening their life. If the gaskets have dried out and stiffened, even more resistance is required to make them flip. The best alternative is something "solid" that "obstructs" their movement momentarily and flips them. There are lots of alternatives - the automotive molding sounds ideal and is not unsightly. Remember to keep the gaskets flexible by treating them regularly to maximize their lives.

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