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Old 07-29-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Slide-Out Lubrication - Dry Moly Lube

I saw a recommendation to use a dry molybdenum lubricant on the slide-outs. Anyone have any experience with this? From what I have read, this spray goes on wet then dries and forms a lubricating seal.

I bought a can but have not used it yet. Thought I would spray it on an area of the frame and see what it looks like after it dries.

I know the manufacturer says the slide-outs don't require any lube but I use my trailer on the coast and if I don't lube it pretty often, the slides will start making a squealing noise and even trip the auto breaker when it gets bad enough.

I have been using Jig-A-Loo which has worked well but doesn't seem to last long. Always looking for something better.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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Always looking for something better.
Dry Lube is "Da Bomb"!

Anything "gooey" will attract dirt and accelerate wear and noise.
You can also try Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant - Protect All
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We live in the country on dirt roads and our main slide squealed so bad it scared the dogs. Tried nearly everything to get it to stop and the only thing that worked was Fluidfilm. Sprayed everything down, left it soak for 10 min and then wiped it off, and then put the slide in and out 6 or 7 times and it finally stopped squealing. Talked to the dealer and the svc mgr said they have had the same thing and Fluidfilm was the only thing that worked as well. Haven`t seen any buildup of dirt since either but like I said I wiped it all down after applying it prior to moving the slide. Fluidfilm is one of my favourite products for working on old tractors etc to lube and free up stuff.
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Dry Lube is "Da Bomb"!

Anything "gooey" will attract dirt and accelerate wear and noise.
You can also try Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant - Protect All
+1 on the Protect-All product. Works great on my slide.
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Dry Lube is "Da Bomb"!

Anything "gooey" will attract dirt and accelerate wear and noise.
You can also try Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant - Protect All
Are you saying that the Moly Lube will be "gooey"?
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Are you saying that the Moly Lube will be "gooey"?
I am not familiar with that product as I use the RV Slide Lube spray.

However Lubing the running grear with grease (like white Lithium or bearing grease) or oiling it with 3 in one or motor oil, will definately qualify as "gooey."
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:28 PM   #7
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I use dry moly on the hitch pin and used it for years on the hitch ball when I had a popup. It works great but be sure to shield areas where you don't want the stuff as it will not come off. It goes on wet and 5 minutes later it is completely dry to the touch and will not hold dust. Use cardboard to shield areas when spraying.
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I am going to test the Moly Lube on a small area so I am looking for the Protect-All product locally but have been unable to find it. I know I can buy it on the web but the shipping is expensive. I will keep looking, haven't exhausted all the local stores yet. The Protect-All web site says that Walmart carries it but I have yet to find one that has it. Walmart doesn't even show it on their web site. They only list the Camco product, I have used that and was not impressed.
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Interesting thing happened to me today as I was using Protect All Dry Slide Lube... it set my propane detector off... looked at the ingredients and they are using propane as a propellant ...well at least I know the detector works
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Dry moly

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I am going to test the Moly Lube on a small area so I am looking for the Protect-All product locally but have been unable to find it. I know I can buy it on the web but the shipping is expensive. I will keep looking, haven't exhausted all the local stores yet. The Protect-All web site says that Walmart carries it but I have yet to find one that has it. Walmart doesn't even show it on their web site. They only list the Camco product, I have used that and was not impressed.
LPS makes dry moly and below is the factory link.

LPS Labs:High temperature Lubricants, FORCE 842 Dry Moly Lubricant

Look at the industrial fastener outlets. If they don't have LPS they will have something similar. Good Luck!
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