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Old 08-15-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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Afternoon all,

I have a 36rl for 6 months now and know that I have to take care of the slide seals. What's everyone using to protect and treat the seals with?

Owners manual doesn't say, other then inspect them.

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Old 08-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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I use a standard rubber slide seal product found in most RV supply stores. Spray it on the seals, wipe it down, done. I have also heard of someone using talc powder (made a comment on this forum) and that worked for him.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Randy (lead tech) at Crossroads service center said to use furniture polish. They used it on my bedroom slide while there for warranty work, seems to work well, no dirt sticking yet.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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Randy (lead tech) at Crossroads service center said to use furniture polish. They used it on my bedroom slide while there for warranty work, seems to work well, no dirt sticking yet.
Danny,
What kind of furniture polish was it? Was it a spray or what?
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Danny What kind or Brand of furniture polish?
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
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Said spray polish, no brand specified.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:15 PM   #7
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I saw on you tube they recommend baby powder. Keeps from sticking and dust and dirt doesn't attract to it. Anyone tried this?
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:07 PM   #8
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Randy at the CrossRoads Service Center told us to use Pledge furniture spray. Stops the sticking and help the seals from dragging on the slide putting less strain on the electric motors of the slides. Seemed to work for us.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:53 PM   #9
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Has anyone tried this? I seem to remember that you needed them a little sticky in order for them to "flip" when extending or retracting the slides...
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:49 AM   #10
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Besides waxing the slide I use baby powder and just pat it on with a sock. A Excel owner has been doing it for years with no sticking or marks. Go figure, I've had cars and trucks for years without the door seals sticking and did nothing to them..
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There are many different opinions on what to do with slide out seals from using the protect all slide out seal lube, 303, talc, silicone, and the list goes on. I think the main thing is to use something that will keep then from drying out and pliable.
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but as stated earlier --- flexible yet 'sticky' enough to 'flip' as the slides are retracted or extended ...

Should be a happy medium between the SO dry they grind open and SO slippery that they offer NO resistance .Edited by: johnboytoo
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