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Old 04-18-2016, 12:16 PM   #1
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Quick ? On Slide Out Gear Lube

I know I read somewhere about a recommended gear lube for slide outs. I did a search and couldn't find it. It said something about using a lube only with "PTE" (I think that is correct).

Does anyone remember the name of the product?
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:34 PM   #2
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I'm not aware that there's only one type or brand of lubricant for slide-out mechanisms, but I do know you want to avoid "greasing the slides" because it will attract dirt and trap it right where you don't want it.

Many owners I know use a "dry lube" spray of some kind - like silicone or graphite - while some others use white lithium... all from a spray can. I personally use a white lithium grease with silicone spray... kinda the best of both worlds.

All that said, I'm not an expert, so I'd be interested to hear what others have to say.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:43 PM   #3
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Really not necessary at all, but if you feel you must, use a "dry" lubricant, e.g. Blaster Dry or Liquid Wrench Dry Lube. You are probably thinking of the dry PFTE lube from CRC and other brands. That's as good as any.

Any auto parts, hardware store/dept, or RV shop will have a dry lubricant, usually in spray form.

One of the better products, in my opinion, is the dry spray lube that Kwikee markets for their steps. And excellent product with good cling and weather resistance. Useful for many purposes.

Kwikee 905068000 All-Purpose Kwik Lube 11 oz.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:51 PM   #4
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Morning Folks,
Here is some info that might help:

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Once again, IRV2 (you guys) come through. THAT'S what I was looking for.


Thanks everyone
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Silicone is not considered a "dry" lube.
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Silicone is not considered a "dry" lube.
Well, I see your point, but when I search Google for "silicone dry lubricant" I get over 500,000 results, so someone considers it "dry" lube
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CRC Power Lube does not list as a silicone product.
Petroleum based with c/PTFE (teflon?)
03045 -- Power LubeŽ Industrial High Performance Lubricant w/PTFE, 11 Wt Oz
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