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Old 10-09-2006, 03:03 AM   #1
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Been reading lots of info on lubricating slides, but there still seems to be some disagreement as to what's best. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:03 AM   #2
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Been reading lots of info on lubricating slides, but there still seems to be some disagreement as to what's best. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:25 AM   #3
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I just get a can of slide lube. It's a dry lube that dosen't let dirt stick to things. In the camping section.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:43 AM   #4
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Same here(slide lube). It's silicone based, not oily, so it doesn't attract road grime and dirt.
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Does it have to be "slide lube", or will any silicone dry lube work?
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Old 10-13-2006, 04:31 AM   #6
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I use a molybdenum spray. The carrier evaporates, leaving a completely dry lubricating film. The only restriction is to avoid the use of anything that leaves a sticky film type product. Grease/oil/WD40 etc leave a film that attracts/holds dirt and road sand. The two combined are a crude grinding compound.
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What type of slides do you all have? THere is a difference between hydraulic and cable. Where exactly are you lubricating the slide. Thanks, from a 1st time slide-out user.
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If I see some rubbing on slide supports like shiney metal I would lube that area. A good polish job to side walls of slide so slide doesn't bind on rubber seals helps also.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sccamping:
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I've had both. The slide mechanism is lubed the same way. I lightly coat all sliding,geared surfaces with molybdenum (dry moly) spray. This spray dries quickly to a metallic black color, which helps to indicate when a re-application is needed. See a bare spot and re-coat. The down side is, get it on anything and it must wear off.
The slide-out seals are a different topic. First is a wipe-down with a damp cloth to remove dirt/dust, then I use "rubber-lube" spray on them. It's a silicone-based product.
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Thank you very much for this info. It's probably saved our slide as we haven't done a thing to it.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:49 AM   #12
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I have been using a chain lube which drys dry.
with no problem and at 1/3 the price.
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