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Old 01-02-2016, 10:37 AM   #15
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I understand this will not help the OP's question, and, advice from someone with years of experience is probably more valuable. But it seemed to me that there should be some answers on how best to maintain slide seals, or rubber in general, so I spent some time trying to find out. It boiled down to what is true about most things - it's more complicated than one would suspect. It's hard to say what should or should not be used on your slides, without knowing some specifics. Take a look at the attached information - where does baby powder, petroleum, or silicon fall on the type of rubber on RV slides?

Rubber Chemical Resistance Chart, Rubber Compatibility Chart - Mykin Inc
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:55 AM   #16
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I use baby powder and old cotton socks as well. I use fish sticks to reach the length of the slide outs. Like these Klein Tools 12 ft. Fish Rod Set-56100 - The Home Depot
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:36 AM   #17
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I use Aerospace 303 Protectant only on all rubber. I use a 1" paint brush and just paint it on. That way I don't spray it all over the paint. I do the door seals also. They feel like new when done and nice and pliable. It states it is like SPF 40 for your rubber. It has UV protectant against the sun........

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Old 01-10-2016, 09:31 AM   #18
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303 protectant on all my slide seals. Did not know about it to maybe
10 or so yrs ago, my brother turned me on to it. Just used my last
of a gallon that I picked up at Camping world yrs ago.
I have read that Fleetwood recommended it for the slide seals.
As I remember last time I checked it was like 50/60 dollars a gallon.
at Camping world............coopcolt
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:44 PM   #19
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303 can be sprayed on rubber and paint. Great stuff! Can find on e bay cheaper than CW with free shipping.


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Jet.com has it for $42. 36 for the gallon size if you waive the free return, then if you're a new customer it's $36.01 with coupon code 15NOW (15% off)
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slide rubber lubricant

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There's a lubricant you're suppose to use but it's name escapes me. Check your users manual it'll be in there.
aerospace 303 protectant seems to work well.
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