What is a good lubricant for glass sliding door tracks? I suppose I need
something that will lube the tracks for at least a few weeks, without
attracting too much dirt and grime to the lubricant itself. I have tried
a soap bar which works well, but only for a week or so.
WD40 works intitially, but doesn't last, and attracts dirt.
Any good ideas ?
Thank you !!
Thanks for all the ideas. I have in fact tried liquid wrench, but it
wears off after a week or two.
I have not yet tried graphite, and had not thought of it. I think that I
will give that a try. I wonder if the powder or liquid graphite would do
Keep the comments coming !!
I've used powdered graphite on a couple of similar things. I got a 12
ounce squeeze bottle at the local True Value. Pretty cheap as I
remember. Don't know why a previous poster mentioned that it would
make a goopy mess. It's dry. Unless your door is really exposed to the
weather, the graphite should stay dry too....
YMMV, but all my silders are under a VERY big "eve," I know I spelled
that wrong/. Anyway, they get no moisture, really, and I am in
Oregon's Rain Forest. Again, as I say, it may be different for you,
that's why i made my disclaimer, but in this area all exterior doors
in any quality built place are quite protected....
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I don't care what anyone says, it's still not a lubricant. It is good
for first-pass cleaning of greasy parts, or displacing water from
distributor caps. It is not a good lubricant.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
You made 2 statements. I would have agreed with the first, "it's not
a lubricant", a few years ago. WD-40 even had on their label "This
is not a lubricant" But now their label says "Lubricates. . .
hinges, wheels, rollers, chains, gears"
So either they changed their definition of lubricates-- or changed the
You other statement "It is not a good lubricant" might be true--
especially in the OP's case where there are products designed for
sliding door rollers--- if lubrication is really what they need.
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