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Old 02-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Slide seal lube

Never having a slide, I would like some opinions on what works best on the slide seals to protect them. Auto or special rv chemical?
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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At the Jayco rally a few years ago the service manager said to use baby powder or talcum powder on the slide seals. He did not recommend the use of any chemicals. He commented that the seals come to Jayco from the manufacturer with powder on them to keep them in good shape.
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MHO on talc. It's there to keep the rubber from sticking to itself during shipping. I've seen rubber items shipped like that also.
The weather will wash off the talc pretty quick. I'd lean towards a rubber protectant.
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NOTHING w/ petroleum in it!
Maybe silicone, maybe bear/pig lard (maybe).
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I apply aerospace 303 to my slide seals twice a year.
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I apply aerospace 303 to my slide seals twice a year.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #7
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X4, sometimes I use silicone spray.
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Silicone spray only....
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My dealer says silicone only.
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Boy I love JOF! Neither Don or I ever considered lubing the slide seals. We will now. Thanks for this thread hotrod51
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