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Old 27-05-2010, 18:11   #1
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Sliding Window Parts

I have a "new to me" 20 year old pilot house sailboat. The sliding windows are pretty much frozen in place by the salt encrusted "felt" channel liner.
I have tried in vain soaking the salt from liner in fresh water (Though living on the "Wet Coast" of Canada there is no shortage of rain).
I would welcome suggestions of how to get these sliding windows functioning again.
For what it is worth I am able to get them to open an inch or two.

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Old 27-05-2010, 19:17   #2

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Old 28-05-2010, 00:18   #3
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Silicone ?! Do you mean something like the product that West Marine carries called "Capt Tully's Creeping Crack Filler"?
Thanks for the lead on the window channel supplier - I have 'book marked' them as potential solution.
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I think he means silicone lubricant spray.
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You might try some WD-40. That stuff is amazing
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