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What would you use to lubricate drawer slides



 
 
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I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i
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Ignoramus32343 wrote:
I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i



It depends, grease is messy but effective. Dry silicon spray will work
well on wood slides and also work on metal. I use the dry silicon on my
wood tool box draws.

John
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On 2010-10-02, john wrote:
Ignoramus32343 wrote:
I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i



It depends, grease is messy but effective. Dry silicon spray will work
well on wood slides and also work on metal. I use the dry silicon on my
wood tool box draws.


I used bar and chain oil on one slide, seems to work decently.

i
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I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i



White lithium grease, the spray can variety maybe?
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I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i

I'd avoid grease. It's messy, and it will hold dust and grit. I'd go
with silicone spray or teflon spray -- or thin strips of teflon, nylon
or delrin if you can find such material.
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On Fri, 01 Oct 2010 21:25:58 -0500, Ignoramus32343
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I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i

I tend to grab my can of paste floor wax.
Gerry :-)}
London, Canada
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On Fri, 01 Oct 2010 21:25:58 -0500, Ignoramus32343
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I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i

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If these are wood slides, old time solution is to rub with a
candle stub or a bar of [real] soap such as brown laundry or
ivory. Grease will attract dirt/grit and is messy. You
will have to clean and reapply grease or oil fairly
frequently. Much less frequently with candle wax or soap.


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I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i


Bar soap or canning wax.


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I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?

i


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On Fri, 01 Oct 2010 21:25:58 -0500, Ignoramus32343
wrote:

I Would like to lubricate drawer slides (friction, not ball bearing),
and wanted to know what you would suggest for this purpose. It seems
that grease is the way to go, but what kind?


I use a stick of Gulf paraffin wax on my wood-on-wood slides.

For rollered slides, I'd go with spray white lithium. The little tube
will get the liquified grease into the axle and then it will solidify.
I used it at the Ford dealership for window regulator rollers, window
channels, hood latches, door/hood/trunk hinges and haven't been
without a can at hand for the past 30 years. Good schtuff, Maynard.

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