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Old 08-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Best Lube for Sliding Glass Door?

I've tried different spray lubes and even this wax stuff and it seems like I'm always out there spraying the track down cause the glass and screen doors dont slide easy.
Just a fact of life?

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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I'm sure it depends on the type of slider you have. We had the same issue with our door and replaced the rollers.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:22 PM   #3
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Just a long shot but maybe it isn't the lube. Might the door frame be crooked?

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:25 AM   #4
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Try a dry lube. Like graphite.

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:09 AM   #5
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Try a dry lube. Like graphite.
Where can you pick something like this up?
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:13 AM   #6
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Where can you pick something like this up?
Any hardware store or auto store (it's used to lubricate the key receptacles on auto ignitions). But it is basically ground pencil lead, so if you have a white vinyl frame, it may not be a good idea if you're sloppy.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:41 AM   #7
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Personally, I find KY to be a little cheap. I think Astroglide is worth the extra cash.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:14 AM   #8
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I'd go with the graphite.

I've replaced the wheels on some big sliders - made a night and day difference. They are cheap and you can get them at Lowes / HD. Not hard to do. You do need to removed the sliding door and lay it down while you're doing it.

Even if you don't want to replace them, it's worth it to have a look. They might have some hair or similar wrapped up in there.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:33 AM   #9
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Once I was researching for the best all around bike chain lubricant back when I was really into biking long distance. In my 'research,' I discovored loads of people who wrote extensive articles on not only using extra virgin olive oil, but even using melted butter as a chain lube - so long as it was "unsalted." *facepalm*


Back on topic, I find a good oil/lube to be Liquid Wrench Super Oil which can be bought at Bi-Mart.
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I'm sure it depends on the type of slider you have. We had the same issue with our door and replaced the rollers.
I agree with this, every time that I have had a hard to move door I replaced the rollers to fix it.
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