Any lubricant that starts as a fluid will attract and trap dust and dirt, making for an exceptionally effective grinding paste. That you do not want anywhere near delicate slide mechanisms.
Best to find a dry wax lubricant, in stick form, that you apply with your fingertips or a wooden stick. Tracks will nicely hold the wax exactly where needed, no dripping of oils or silicones that can stain fabrics or wood.
Liquid lubricants are best saved for use on chains or hinges with pins that are impossible to access without soaking.