Sticky windows

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Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:46 pm

Hi guys,

Is there any way to get my windows to wind up and down smoothly without it catching? I have this issue with all 4 of them.What do you guys do to get them to wind down without working out for a week.

Another question I read an awesome article years ago where I think it was MRb that replaced his outer door seals with aftermarket ones. Would LOVE to read that article again, I might even do an update on it.

Once again, thanks in advance! :thumbup:
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:01 pm

Try to spray your window traks and rubbers with silicone spray, it worked on mine

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Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:36 pm

mossie89 wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:01 pm
Try to spray your window traks and rubbers with silicone spray, it worked on mine
:thumbup: or graphite powder
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:03 am

My experience with silicone is that it works for a short while and then becomes sticky again, especially in damp weather. The graphite powder is a better option, but there again it's not a long term solution because the graphite slowly dissipates. However, it's almost impossible to remove the silicone which then remains as a permanent problem whereas graphite you just reapply when ever necessary. :winkx:
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:14 pm

tnks guys. Graphite powder it is!
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:54 am

Just some info. My drivers window starting sticking and got worse and worse then one day I heard a clunk when I tried to wind my window down. After a lot of swearing and stripping the door panel, it tuned out that the spot weld sheared on the link arm from the motor to window slide mech. after a new weld all was in order, I use silicon spray now and it works like a charm, I also clean and check the seals that they are clean now. This causes less swearing on my part :)

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