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Old 05-16-2018, 10:08 AM
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I just pulled my doors apart- windows were really hard to roll up and down. 50 year old grease was, well, not really grease any more. I had to chip it off.
Everything back together, used a dry silicone for lube. Now I've gotten about 3 ounces of TEFLON paint that is used for the flap and leading edge slat tracks on commercial aircraft to make them slick.
Does anyone have any thoughts or tried this?
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:28 AM
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Thatís a pretty high tech solution. I doubt too many of us even knew it existed, much less have access to it.

Iíve started using a product used for bicycle chains and cables thatís essentially soft wax dissolved in solvent. When you apply it as a liquid, the solvent flashes of and leaves a waxy coating on parts. Doesnít collect dirt.
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The wax product you are using, is it like White Lighting chain lube?
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Did you use any good reference material to take apart and put back together? I took mine apart before painting and its been along time!
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I used the AIM and the service manual- but in all fairness, I've had more than just these doors apart too.

Mike-- the Teflon paint is easy to find. The stuff I got is a leftover from another plane, but it's out there too.
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I guess you took this to a level that I know I would not have done. I guess I would have more than likely done the same thing if I was exposed to that type of product and see what it does.

Not knowing anything about the paint you used. But what I do know about paint is that it will only adhere to surfaces that will allow the paint to bond....whether it is through mechanical bond or chemical bond. And assuming that the Teflon paint does not have any acids in it to make it act like an etch primer...then the adhesion will only be as good as the prepped surface.

I can say all I do is lube up the tracks and rollers and it has worked for me for a long time. And I do not put a lot of merit in worrying about if the lubricant I use can hold dust and dirt. The reason I write this is that...I would say about 99% of the rollers that I have to replace are worn out in the swivel/ pivot area and not so much that the roller wheel itself is now loose inside the track due to its circumference is smaller that the inside of the track.

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Originally Posted by BigBlock77 View Post
The wax product you are using, is it like White Lighting chain lube?
Very similar I thing. Boesheilds T-9
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