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Old 04-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Slide gasket maintenance

I just bought 2012 bhds and wondering how or if people care for their slide gaskets. I am in a seasonal site and leave the slide out from now to oct. I bought aerospace 303 to apply. I have also read that people use baby powder. What works best?
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I just bought 2012 bhds and wondering how or if people care for their slide gaskets. I am in a seasonal site and leave the slide out from now to oct. I bought aerospace 303 to apply. I have also read that people use baby powder. What works best?
Pull the slide(s) in 6 inches and apply 303 from the inside of the trailer to the gasket with a sponge every 6 months.
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Maybe I'm missing something here but 303 is a UV protectant so why apply it on the inside?
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Maybe I'm missing something here but 303 is a UV protectant so why apply it on the inside?
Yes, but it keeps the rubber compound from drying out and prevents sticking.
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Yes, but it keeps the rubber compound from drying out and prevents sticking.
Makes good sense, thanks.
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Makes good sense, thanks.
I've been using 303 protectant on everything on my trailer since new in 2003.
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what's a good source for 303?
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I picked mine up last year at the local Ace hardware, they carried it.
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There are several 303 products. Which one do you use for the Slide Out Seals?
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snip........Which one do you use for the Slide Out Seals?
I use this one for everything, including the seals:

http://www.303products.com/shop303/i...protectant.cfm

IMO best to purchase the stuff on-line by the gallon which is a lot more economical over time. I use it on my TT Filon outer sidewalls, TV tonneau cover, etc., works great! One gallon will last me a few years

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