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Old 02-03-2019, 04:37 PM   #1
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Slide out seals

Two questions#1 any recommendations for a better all round lubricant than wd40.
#2 what does anyone recommend to coat the slide out seals with to keep them plyable, thanks
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:39 PM   #2
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303 protectant is what is recommended a lot
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:51 PM   #3
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Two questions#1 any recommendations for a better all round lubricant than wd40.
#2 what does anyone recommend to coat the slide out seals with to keep them plyable, thanks
Better all around lubricant for what?
You mentioned slides.
If you are wanting to lubricate the slide track mechanism(s), you are better off with a dry lube with PTFE.

I also use 303 on the seals.

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Old 02-05-2019, 04:31 PM   #5
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When you use 303 do you just spray it on and wipe off excess or spray rag and wipe on?
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Yep, dry lube for slide out mechanisms and jacks. Silicone spray for hinges. Regular WD40 is always good to have also.

As far as the slide out seals themselves, I have owned 5 RVs with slides. Never lubricated or conditioned the seals with anything. And we live in the Southwest with all the sun and heat. Never had any problems.

But some folks condition them religiously. Do what makes sense to you
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Same here.

By the way, don't forget the bottom seal under the slide. It's common to do the sides and top, but the bottom is just as critical.
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WD40 is really not a good lubricant at all, but it is a great product to clean and remove gunk, rust, etc. as a first step for a good lubricant. I prefer Blaster garage door lube for a good general lubricant.

Have used the Protect All rubber slide out product, but did spray on rag and wipe on. Seems to be ok, no issues so far.
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