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Old 01-22-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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What is the best slide seal lube?

I know I've seen threads on this subject but I can't seem to find them now. I did find one where someone recommended Pledge but no specifics and also someone mentioned a sock with baby powder which sounds interesting but I can only visualize a thick mucky substance should it get wet. I know at one time Redwood recommended some kind of oil but I think it was vegetable or Old English or something like that..........any ideas on what works best. I think Walmart also sells a slide lube in a spray can, does anyone know if it does the job? Very confusing but I'd like to know what other Redwood owners are actually using.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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Rick,

the best product I've found and what Redwood recommends is a silicone spray. This spray won't gum up like the slide lube you buy at Walmart, it also doesn't collect dirt and doesn't stain. I use this stuff on everything including the leveling legs, locks and steps.
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Dave,

Thanks for the input but here is my question. I remember Redwood saying something about not using an oil based lube because it could break down the rubber seals. I look at a can of silicone spray and the contents are greek to me. Is silicone spray an oil based spray? I have used silicone for my steps and leveling jacks as well.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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No silicone is not oil based, otherwise it would stain and collect dirt. Also, anything oil based gets thicker when it's cold.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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So...any silicone spray will do?
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:59 PM   #6
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I believe so. I buy mine at Walmart.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
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Randy, CSM and Gary, tech, at the service center use and recommend Pledge furniture polish inside and out when were in there in January. Spray the seals and a little zigzag on the sides of the slide...
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Don't you need friction on the seals to make them flip while the slides travel in/out?
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good point. I had huge issues with that on my last rig, had to use an awning rod to flip them out because they wouldn't do it on their own.
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Since I tried the talc powder I have to grab the ladder and go around and check all the seals have flipped out - royal PITA, seriously delays my beer time on arrival.
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