We have vinyl windows and sliding doors that are very sticky. What are your recommendations for getting them sliding easily again? One article I read suggested removing them (which I don’t seem to be able to do to the doors), vacuuming and cleaning them and then using silicone lube.
The silicone lube stinks quite a bit, so I bought something else which is probably mineral oil, but not sure it’s working that well.
Any suggestions? I need something that doesn’t smell like WD-40 and doesn’t have toxic warnings especially regarding not breathing it all over the bottle. A lot of the windows are in bedrooms.
So I was working on a window. I cleaned it and oiled it (Liquifix which is probably mineral oil) , but I can’t say that it’s sliding any better. These are vinyl windows. They are clean and seem mostly smooth on the bottom and on the edge of the windowsill. But there is a strip of fiber on both the top and bottom of the sliding part of the window. Should that be there? Looks like it’s to keep bugs out, but I’m not sure why it would be necessary on the bottom since it’s sitting right on another piece of plastic. Seems like it’s going to create a lot of friction–see picture where the metal piece is pointing.
Hrm… I don’t know. I feel like they’re always difficult, but I don’t think I opened them much in the winter. We’ve only been here a year. I don’t remember how bad things were last summer, but I feel like the windows were never easy.
The doors have been easy/hard consistently though. Like the easy ones stay easy, and the hard ones stay hard (though lubing has helped).
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