I have bought a new car and have the possibility of storing it in a garage
which has not been opened in years.
I have given it a clean but all the parts of the sliding garage door are
Does anyone have any suggestions for a product which can reduce or stop the
Also does anyone know how much new sliding garage doors cost nowdays.
Do you have any suggestions for a locking device to be attached to the
We don't have the key to the mechanism. I could replace it if I knew who the
manufacturer was but i don't. I wonder if the locks for sliding doors are
all standard size.
The handle mech is probably held on by just a couple of set screws through
the door. If you take it off and go a locksmith, they'll almost certainly be
able to supply a new locking handle, or possibly even just a new insert for
Do you mean all sliding parts, or all the door?
If the former, WD40 fine emery and a liberal application of a good
grease. If the latter, wire brush, then one of those phosphoric acid
things that turn iron oxide into iron phosphate, fllowed by car body
filler to make good any surface irregularities, then a spray coat of
filler primer, all being rubbed down between, then some car spray paint
will produce an immaculate result.
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