how do I make sliding windows slide easier


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Old 08-24-04, 07:24 AM
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how do I make sliding windows slide easier

I have 1955 pierson windows in my house. They consist of 4 single panes of glass, with no frame around them. I have a hard time getting them to slide so the last time I cleaned them, I wiped the ruts down with vegetable oil hoping this would help. It did for a couple of days but they are sticking again. Do you have any ideas of what I can put in the ruts to have them slide nice for a long time. I'm sure if I freshly painted them that would help but I don't want to do this at this time. I live in Alberta Canada so they will be freezing up soon. Thanks
 
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Old 08-24-04, 02:21 PM
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Oil attracts dust and dirt, thus it will clog up and not work properly.
Try using furniture polish like pledge
 
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Old 08-24-04, 04:13 PM
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Try rubbing some candle wax in the ruts.
 
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Old 08-24-04, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by johnam
Try rubbing some candle wax in the ruts.
Sorry, but do you really think thats a good Idea? wouldn't it clog more?

oil, w-D40 and wax are not good lubricators, they all attract dust and dirt.
If you don't like the idea of using pledge ( and I've used it for years ) use a Teflon base lubricate. example Tri-flow
 
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Old 08-24-04, 06:04 PM
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Or a silicone spray lube.
 
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Old 09-13-04, 07:32 AM
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Thanks for the info glasman. Sorry I didn't get back in here sooner but my email notification was off. So how often do you spray pledge in the ruts? Thanks again.
 
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Old 09-13-04, 10:27 PM
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You are talking a 50 year old slider here, and it has outlived it's useful life.

Pledge, spray silicon, spray teflon, WD-40 -- they all have their purposes. But NONE are going to bring the dead back to life.

Replace it!!
 
 

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