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Old 07-16-2016, 07:58 AM   #11
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Most people think WD40 is a great lubricant but in fact it is actually a solvent.

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Old 07-16-2016, 12:39 PM   #12
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Interesting discussion. While having my slide worked on at Forrest River the folks there said to use nothing but alcohol on the rubber seals and slide surface they slide on. Seals should never invert while the slide is going in or out but should stay laid in an outward position as the slide comes in and goes out. This is what the Forest River tech said as they worked on my slide.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:40 PM   #13
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Doesnt seem like a good application for wd40 to me. I ordered a gallon jug of 303 on amazon, and have heard good things about it, and I use it on the sides and back of the fiver. I use an advanced auto paste wax on the front cap. Nothing brings out the shine like paste wax. Also stops bug guts from sticking. Only downside is that you must re-apply paste wax regularly. But just doing the front cap is not to bad.
And ihow in the world do you get up to the very top of the cap. With a painters ladder I can only get about 3/4 of the cap done.
You use scaffolding ?
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:11 PM   #14
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Keep in mind 303 DOES NOT evaporate so wipe in on not spray it.
Also it goes a LONG way so real cost is much less the water bas ed silicone or petroleum based WD 40.
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Which 303 product are you using. I looked on Amazon and there about 4 different products with the name 303. Cleaner, multi surface protectant, fabric guard and rubber seal protectant. The rubber seal protectant does not come in the gallon size on Amazon. So which one of these products are you guys using on your slide out seals?
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:23 PM   #16
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:42 PM   #17
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Use baby powder on soft rubber seals
When I was stationed in SEA we used a lot of baby powder, but not on our seals!!!!
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Use baby powder on soft rubber seals
X2. Cheap and effective.

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Which 303 product are you using. I looked on Amazon and there about 4 different products with the name 303. Cleaner, multi surface protectant, fabric guard and rubber seal protectant. The rubber seal protectant does not come in the gallon size on Amazon. So which one of these products are you guys using on your slide out seals?
The one you need is the 303 Aerospace Protectant. About $55 a gallon on Amazon. But, although it may seem expensive, it's 128 oz, which equals 8 bottles of 16 oz regular protectant or cans of silicon spray. And, as noted, a little goes a long way.
As a side note, 303 is the perfect stuff to use on your vinyl decals. You do not want to use a carnuba based wax on vinyl decals or wraps as the carnuba will actually dry out vinyl over a period of time.
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Interesting discussion. While having my slide worked on at Forrest River the folks there said to use nothing but alcohol on the rubber seals and slide surface they slide on. Seals should never invert while the slide is going in or out but should stay laid in an outward position as the slide comes in and goes out. This is what the Forest River tech said as they worked on my slide.
Alcohol? Seems like that would dry them out. Silicon works for me.
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