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Old 06-01-2017, 01:03 PM   #1
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what is recommended for rubber slide seal maintenance.
This is for the closet slide on 2604 ws...( if the would make any difference )

Also the first 3 inches of rubber tube under topper on the living area slide is
off the track. Any advise!

Any other slide hints appreciated...first unit with slides
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what is recommended for rubber slide seal maintenance.
This is for the closet slide on 2604 ws...( if the would make any difference )

Also the first 3 inches of rubber tube under topper on the living area slide is
off the track. Any advise!

Any other slide hints appreciated...first unit with slides
The best thing you can do for slide seals are to make sure they are clean, and free of debris such as leaves, twigs, etc.

As far as the rubber tube, I'm assuming that is a d bulb seal. The seal has a runner on each end that goes into a plastic track attached to the unit. You can stretch the seal to get the runners back into the track.
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what is recommended for rubber slide seal maintenance.
This is for the closet slide on 2604 ws...( if the would make any difference )

Also the first 3 inches of rubber tube under topper on the living area slide is
off the track. Any advise!

Any other slide hints appreciated...first unit with slides
For the rubber seal, you need to spay them with slide out at CW or areo space 303 atleast twice a year or they will dry out. Can't say on the rubber tube without seeing a picture. Also some people use baby powder, but I don't know how well it works.
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products to clean rubber?
does anyone use something other than soap and water?
Is there anything 'not' to use on rubber?
Is there a tool to assist in getting tube back on track?

toppers? should I treat with something to protect the surface?

Thanks for advise.
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Thanks,

products to clean rubber?
does anyone use something other than soap and water?
Is there anything 'not' to use on rubber?
Is there a tool to assist in getting tube back on track?

toppers? should I treat with something to protect the surface?

Thanks for advise.
Do not use a silicone base item it will ruin your rubber seal.
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products to clean rubber?
does anyone use something other than soap and water?
Is there anything 'not' to use on rubber?
Is there a tool to assist in getting tube back on track?

toppers? should I treat with something to protect the surface?

Thanks for advise.
Soap and water is the safest way to clean the seals. Do not use any oil or alcohol based solvents to clean or treat seals. The easiest way is to slide the seal down the track until you are past the point where it is off the track, then slide it back. Soap and water to clean the toppers, I do not know of any treatment for toppers... maybe someone else can weigh in on that.

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Do not use a silicone base item it will ruin your rubber seal.
I looked online for a good 45 minutes, and I only found that silicone lubricant is recommended for rubber seals, not bad. Do you have a link to a product description or an article that says otherwise? Because if you do I need to stop recommending it
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Soap and water is the safest way to clean the seals. Do not use any oil or alcohol based solvents to clean or treat seals. The easiest way is to slide the seal down the track until you are past the point where it is off the track, then slide it back. Soap and water to clean the toppers, I do not know of any treatment for toppers... maybe someone else can weigh in on that.



I looked online for a good 45 minutes, and I only found that silicone lubricant is recommended for rubber seals, not bad. Do you have a link to a product description or an article that says otherwise? Because if you do I need to stop recommending it
If you go to the Mequiars on line site it will tell you that it will attract dirt and has no uv protection for rubber. Both products I recommended, will not collect dirt or dry out the seals, also best for UV protection the sun is a killer for rubber.
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If you go to the Mequiars on line site it will tell you that it will attract dirt and has no uv protection for rubber. Both products I recommended, will not collect dirt or dry out the seals, also best for UV protection the sun is a killer for rubber.
Also in my opinion aerospace# 303 is the best UV protection, also great for your decals, if you also go to the protect all site, they have a foam non wipe seal protector along with a dry, I wouldn't put silicone on my tires why then put it on your seals, it will dry them out
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There are plenty of products out there, find one you like. Some offer a slick finish, others a more matte finish. The important thing is that it conditions and protects the rubber in your tires. The product should have a UV protectant in it and not contain solvent based silicone which can hurt your tires ability to protect from ozone. Products which are milky white are typically water-based and better than clear, slick, solvent based silicones. Due to the many brands and flavors of products on the market, I will avoid naming names, but check around forums and with friends for opinions. And as in most things in life, you get what you pay for. Stay away from cheaper brands of tire dressings....This may also help, that I have found on the internet, SO IT MUST BE TRUE.. It is just my opinion but I have found alot of info on rubber and silicone based products. This is a sample of what I have found in 5 mins....
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