how do u make windows slide smoothly??
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    Default how do u make windows slide smoothly??

    hey,

    my problem is that my drivers side window doesnt slide nicely up and down in the channels, it looks like is gets stuck, then it unsticks its self,

    so i was wondering if there is anything that i can put in the channels to stop it from getting stuck???

    thanks a lot,
    Michael

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    Silicone release spray (definitely NOT WD40 or RP7) talcum powder or dri-lube.


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    I use good ol soap, just carve it to size and rub it up and down in the bailey channel as a libricant.

    Usually lasts a few months b4 having to repeat.

    Hope this helps

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    yeah the Silicone spray helped mine a fair bit...
    mite require a few intial applications though...

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    Try dry graphite powder.

    If you can still get it.

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    i am pretty sure you can get a graphite spray which will solve all your window winding problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    or dri-lube.


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    This what panel shops use after a car has had new bailey channels put in. You can buy it at any descent auto shop, look for spray on dri lubricant. Just make sure you apply to channel only. - Chris
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    thanks guys,

    will look for some.

    mike
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    Hi Michael,
    While agreeing with the graphite and French chalk in the front and rear runners solutions I have found the lifting/lowering mechanism also needs investigation.
    The channel shown as part 921415 has part no 9221.25 running along it, on the ends of the arm there are two nylon rollers these are almost certainly seized and misshapen, freeing and lubricating the rollers and greasing the gear crank will greatly ease the windows operation .

    With thanks to www.504.org for the illustration.

    Cheers Ranger
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    Very good point Ranger, absolutely necessary on the last o4 I did, one other useful tip, get one of those brass wire toothbrushes and give the bailey channel a quick clean with that before soap, dri lube or silicon spray. That and soap will be your cheapest quality result. If you get the graphite powder don't forget to service your door, boot and ignition locks and prepare to be amazed.

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