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Old 11-25-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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sunshade lubricant for smoother sliding?

does anyone know what lubricant and where to lube it to make my sunshade slide back and forth smoothly.. it's works and all, but it sometimes get stuck and I have to use alittle force for it to slide back. thanks alot.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:09 AM   #2
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does anyone know what lubricant and where to lube it to make my sunshade slide back and forth smoothly.. it's works and all, but it sometimes get stuck and I have to use alittle force for it to slide back. thanks alot.
I've the same problem.
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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I don't have this problem but if I did I would use silicone wax that comes in a stick, about the diameter of a quarter and 3 inches long is what it looks like in the package. It feels like surfboard wax but a little softer. It isn't greasy and it won't melt or run onto the headliner. You could rub it on the gliders and rails, and smooth it into the corners with your finger.
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I don't have this problem but if I did I would use silicone wax that comes in a stick, about the diameter of a quarter and 3 inches long is what it looks like in the package. It feels like surfboard wax but a little softer. It isn't greasy and it won't melt or run onto the headliner. You could rub it on the gliders and rails, and smooth it into the corners with your finger.
Good tip, I should be able to get some from Home Depot right? I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:53 PM   #5
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Any gel grease for hydraulics should do (Lowe's or Home Depot will have it in a tube.) It has the same consistency as what BMW uses for their lubricants in seat tracks, sun roof tracks, etc. That's all you need.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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What do you guys think of white lithium grease? Won't run, won't dry up, won't melt.
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It should be fine. I've seen it used on some cars.
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What do you guys think of white lithium grease? Won't run, won't dry up, won't melt.
ive had good results with teflon and silicone spray but they have to be reapplied every few months.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:14 PM   #9
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okay, I've used some red multi-purpose grease and it's works pretty good. I probably have to apply alittle more, but it's sliding a lot easier than before. It looks like gel. thanks for the tips guys.
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