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Old 06-18-2017, 06:02 PM   #11
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Don't know if I have just been lucky but have only used generic baby powder on slides on 3 RVs so far with no issues. Cheap and easy to apply. Just sprinkle on a rag and wipe on dry seals both bubble and wipers. Also use it on entry and storage door weatherstrips. JMO
I'm going your route. I watched a YouTube video on RV slide seal maintenance and the fulltimer (RVGeeks) swore by the results of baby powder to condition each seal. Now, I just need to carefully remove the 303 protectant.
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:07 PM   #12
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Not investing in a case, for sure. I'll just keep my eye out on a single can from an eBay vendor.

Come on! It's just money and then you would have a lot of lubricant. Gave some to my son in law and he said it was head and shoulders above WD 40. Case price came to about $12xx a can. One member sent me a link where you could buy one can and I think it was about $20 per can. For me, with the problems I was having, and the dealer quoting a minimum of $1200 per slide to pull them and try to repair them, I bought the case of Zep singing and dancing.....AFTER it fixed the problem.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:15 AM   #13
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I'm going your route. I watched a YouTube video on RV slide seal maintenance and the fulltimer (RVGeeks) swore by the results of baby powder to condition each seal. Now, I just need to carefully remove the 303 protectant.
I tried slide specific conditioner with bad results (jerkiness). I've gone to baby powder now and haven't seen any issues.
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:47 AM   #14
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At the campground now. I was able to wash and clean the seals to each slide. Applied a generous amount of baby powder to them after letting them dry. Ran them in and out but was still experiencing the shuddering and noise.

It wasn't until I applied powder to the top edge of the very rigid "seal plate" which makes contact with the bottom of the slide that I saw positive results. A few more extend and retract cycles and the slides are now moving smoother than ever.

Baby powder is abundant in our house as we still have 1 in diapers. So cost to me, $0. Won't be using any other seal conditioner as I've read bad things too.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:14 AM   #15
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Baby powder and wax on the slide sides only here as well. Only problem is it so slick sometime the seals don't flip.
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