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Old 05-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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Sliding windows are very tight.

Anyone have a trick to making the windows easier to slide open. The have a couple that are just terrible. Some of the plastics that the windows slide on have warped and were poking out of the frame. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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I'd try spraying Silicone all along the window channels and felt while sliding them open and shut. It won't collect dirt and dust as other products do and cleans easily off glass
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X2! It really does work.
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X3. I agree. Silicone spray on the felt really works.
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I will do the silicone, but there is no felt, just straight plastic track that is a bit warped.
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I will do the silicone, but there is no felt, just straight plastic track that is a bit warped.

I used Bees Wax
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The DW has used Paraseal Wax (for canning or candles) several times on tough-to-operate surfaces like zippers, etc. The wax should fit down in the channel and apply a thin coat of wax.
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I have used a regular old bar of soap. Just rub it dry on the chanel and see how it works. Works good on wood drawers that are hard to open and shut also.
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X4 on the silicone, It should work with a plastic track. I have felt lined tracks and it worked great on those.

Let me add one bit of information I have one small vertical sliding window at the sink, worked well on that one as well. Every once in a while someone will ask "what is that small stick for?". When I say it keep the window from sliding down it is a reminder of what NOT thinking something through will get you.
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IT sounds to me that replacing the track is in order. The silicone will probably help short term but a repair is needed.
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On a lot of coaches, that plastic track is just "C" shaped track that is cut to fit and dropped in. You might check with a couple of window manufacturers and see if you can buy some and cut to length.

You can also pull the track out and measure it's thickness. You might find some cheap plastic cutting board material that is the same thickness. Put it on a table saw and cut strips to width.
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