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Old 02-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Sticky Slide rubber

OK...anyone have their slide sticking some, either going in or out. Cold or Warm weather? Seems to be more cold weather and when not used much. Anyway my room slides have been sticking to the side of the RV, then POP they jerk open or close. Can't be good. So if you use a lube, rubber seal treatment or conditioner...what are you using? How do you treat the top of the rubber slide that is under the slide topper? My RV has really long slides! Partly open the slide an stand on a small ladder inside the RV to apply the stuff? Not much room between the roof and the top of the slide inside the RV. Then work the slide in/out.
Any good info would be helpful. Thanks.
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They make a slide conditioner in a foam form but I think it's just silicone. I have used the stuff, I stood on a latter and sprayed it on.
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I think Protectant 303 would do the trick and would help preserve the rubber; it could be used on the outside of the slide out as well.

I'm not sure petroleum based silicone is very good for rubber. Check the lable.
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Use a silicone treatment. There are brands specifically manufactured for slide rubber seals.
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I think Protectant 303 would do the trick and would help preserve the rubber; it could be used on the outside of the slide out as well.

I'm not sure petroleum based silicone is very good for rubber. Check the lable.
OK...I found a product called: "303 Aerospace Protectant", is this what your talking about. There is a whole bunch of 303 "protectant" type products...the only one that seems to fit the bill is the above quoted item. Any ideas. Thanks.
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This stuff works well.

Protect All Inc - Protect All Slide Out Rubber Seal Treatment at Camping World
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I think the manufacturer recommends using regular talc powder when the gaskets stick. I use Aerospace 303 as a conditioner.
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OK...I found a product called: "303 Aerospace Protectant", is this what your talking about. There is a whole bunch of 303 "protectant" type products...the only one that seems to fit the bill is the above quoted item. Any ideas. Thanks.

Yep that's it.
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Could be the sides of the slide itself are sticky. You might try stripping it with an ammonia solution to remove old wax, then apply a new coat of polish. Maybe a different brand than you have been using.
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We asked the manufacturer about what was the best product to use and the tech said he uses corn starch baby powder. Wipes it on the sides of the slide seals and pours a little on the top of the slide before you slide it out.
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