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Old 06-19-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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slide seal maintenance

Just wondering if anyone is doing their own slide seal maintenance. How do you get the rubber seal treatment under the slide awnings/covers?

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Old 06-19-2015, 08:18 PM   #2
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I personally don't worry about the ones on top of the slides because they are not exposed to the elements. I use 303 protectant on them.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:39 PM   #3
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I carry one of those aluminum telescoping extension poles in my rig, and have one at home. I use the 303 on all the seals. For the upper, under the slide out toppers I have a bunch of old long knee high cotton socks. I'll take 3 or 4 and slide them over the end, one on top of the other, and duct tape the last one to the pole. Dip it into some soapy water to clean the seals, let em dry, and using some more dry socks, spray the socks with a good dose of 303 and wipe the socks/pole end along the seal. Acts just like a mini mop. Depending on how long your slide is you may get by with a long wooden broom handle.
Sounds like a pain in the arse, but the top seals don't need to be done as often as the sides, so it's no big deal.
I do my side and lower seals every month or so, and the top seals every 3 months or so.
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What's a good brand for 303...there's about 25 on Amazon!!


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What you want to use is the 303 Aerospace Protectant. Thats the good stuff. Expensive, yes. But it will keep your seals in really good condition. And, it's a lot cheaper than replacing seals. Cheaper to buy the gallon size.
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What you want to use is the 303 Aerospace Protectant. Thats the good stuff. Expensive, yes. But it will keep your seals in really good condition. And, it's a lot cheaper than replacing seals. Cheaper to buy the gallon size.
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I was and still am a believer in 303. That's what I used on my slide seals until about a year ago. Then one day while browsing through a local Northern Tool I ran across a Dupont Dry Film Teflon Lubricant. I was interested in it because it doesn't attract dirt. Doesn't offer any UV protection but I thought I would give it a try. Cost like $10 for a 12 oz spray can.
It worked well and I planned on continuing to use it but when I returned to that Northern Tool they no longer carried it. I did locate an alternate source last month and order 2 6oz bottles of liquid.

I just reapplied and it took care of a couple of things that have bothered me for some time. About a year ago we developed a squeak right behind the drivers seat. Turned out to be the inner seal. Also the outer seals on my kitchen and wardrobe slide would never unfold properly when the slides were extended. A liberal application of the Teflon lubricant has taken care of both problems.
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[QUOTE=edgewant;900207]I was and still am a believer in 303. That's what I used on my slide seals until about a year ago. Then one day while browsing through a local Northern Tool I ran across a Dupont Dry Film Teflon Lubricant. I was interested in it because it doesn't attract dirt. Doesn't offer any UV protection but I thought I would give it a try. Cost like $10 for a 12 oz spray can.
It worked well and I planned on continuing to use it but when I returned to that Northern Tool they no longer carried it. I did locate an alternate source last month and order 2 6oz bottles of liquid.


Found this on amazon. They also have liquid.
http://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Non-Sti...flon+Lubricant
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