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rich g

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I have a Peugeot Boxer PVC and having trouble opening the sliding door presumably its the rubber sticking ,
what is the best solution please.

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Silicon spray or polish on the rubber and associated paint work. (y)
 

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or if its dry, talcum powder
 

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Have you checked the adjustment on the lock...if thats not right the door often doesnt open cleanly..
Three things to play with to get it right.. the lock as mentioned... the top hanger ..and usually some locating pieces at the front or door wh8ch allow a little adjustment
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I have a Peugeot Boxer PVC and having trouble opening the sliding door presumably its the rubber sticking ,
what is the best solution please.

rich
Interestingly, we suffered a similar problem last week with our pvc (Fiat Ducato) that we've had for 2.5 years from new. Never happened before, but I guess I need to use some silicone spray. I think that's what I've got in the van that carries the Thetford brand, for lubricating the trap on the toilet cassette! ;) (y)

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Silicone spray, wax spray, wd40, penetrating oil with PTFE. They all quickly dry on mine. A friend mentioned molybdenum grease or penetrating oi spray with molybdenum. Not in our Halfords.
 
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I'd be wary of WD40 or similar, the solvents aren't always great with rubber in the long term. Silicone spray (which is what the Thetford seal lubricant is - just branded and hiked up in price!) is ideal, made for the job in fact - cheap, clean to spray, no messy residue, safe with rubber. Also perfect for the sliding channels for your cab windows and for lubricating zips.
 
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I've tried silicone spray, it dries just as quickly as the rest on mine. I've got some graphite powder (for locks) which I will try next. Trouble is, it gets everywhere, especially if you spill it.
 
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A fine coating of Talc powder can stop rubber seals from sticking to each other or to metal. It only needs a small amount applied with a piece of cotton wool.

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