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Old 01-18-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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Rubber seals, best care?

Anyone knows what is the best way to take care of the rubber seals?

Looked in the manual but can more or less just see that keeping them clean is the only thing. Want to avoid them to crack and get dry but also clean.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:04 AM   #2
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Service center recommended Pledge furniture polish, has worked well for me for the last 2 years.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:59 AM   #3
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Baby powder...apply some onto a cloth and wipe the surfaces of both the D-shaped seals as well as the sweep seals that rub against the sides of the slides. Then wipe again with a cloth without powder to remove the excess residue.

Been doing this about every 3 months or sooner if I notice any sticking/squeaking when operating the slides
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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I use this product. It works great. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0027M...ef_=sr_ph&sr=1
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:48 PM   #5
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I use silicone on everything. I haven't had any problems up to this point.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:04 PM   #6
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I use silicone on everything. I haven't had any problems up to this point.
Dave, silicon is also a very common method of lubricating the rubber seals, if you use this method it is also advisable to wipe down the seals with a clean cloth to remove any excess. After treatment all seals should be dry.
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