Window Lube

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  1. Ivys

    Ivys Read Only Funster

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    Hi folks

    The windows on our Fiat Ducato move very slowly, and one of my cogs recently lost a few teeth.

    What can I use to lube the windows so they slide up and down more easily?

    thanks
    Rog
     
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    A little light oil along the rubbers may help - but you need to address or check other issues first.

    1. Is the window straight? If the runners are getting clogged with old grease, or the rollers worn, it may pull the window up slightly off true - making it stiff.

    2. Motor - is it working to full effect, or on its' way out?

    3. Cables/Cogs/Running gear. Is all this free and running smooth, or old and clogged? Replace, Clean and re-grease if need be. Carb cleaner will rid any old grease in difficult to reach places.​
     
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    We've actually cleaned and serviced the whole thing except for the channels that are exposed (didn't want to oil and grease them).

    Was hoping someone may know of the right lube to use, eg:
    Silicon
    Graphite
    etc.

    Rog
     
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    Silicone aerosols are readily available, try screwfix or b & q , spray it on the rubbers and guides should ease things
     
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    Thanks for that. I also posted this on Out 'n About and they say pretty much the same thing.

    Rog
     
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    I always use Silicone to lubricate all external locks and windows. Best thing to use is a spray that is sold for dashboards as it contains Silicone. Don't get any on the steering wheel though it be a problem making it slip. :Eeek:

    I don't like using any oil based spray such as WD40 etc. as it can have a detrimental effect on rubber.

    Larry beat me to it.
     
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    hi rog
    always used to use furniture polish spray can

    dave e
     
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    :shout: hi the best stuff to use is rain x sold at halfords,, it not only lubes the windowe it stops dirt,,dust and of course rain,,also stops snow,,frost, if tou put it on the rubbers it protects them as well,,pro drivers swear by it and it works even if you wash the m/h it stays on niggle:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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