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Old 08-24-2011
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Default Dry Lube

At the Micfhigan WOG rally Aaron Wimbush and Mike Sprinkel intorduced me to a biker's chain lube called "White Lightning Clean Ride" for lubing the sliding windows. I tried it and after a couple of applications, it works great. Now I can open the driver's window with one hand, not like before requiring both hands and a strong back while approaching a toll booth. What an improvement! Dorinda can now open the galley, head, and the copilot windows easily.

This lube is a white wax in suspension in a light blue solvent. It settles rapidly to the bottom of the bottle, so it's easy to see what you've got. The solvent evaporates quickly, leaving a thin film of wax THAT DOES NOT ATTRACT OR HOLD DIRT. It is great for bikers as it eliminates the black grease on the chain andthe pantleg.

Understanding what it is invites another application. THE ENTRY STEP. Does not attract dirt, but lubricates the area where we cannot use grease. I just doused the moving joints on my steps.

Thanks, guys. A great lube for two uses on Blue Birds. I found it at Walmart, but with a different name, "White Lightning Easy Lube". Same stuff, same company, same results.
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Old 08-24-2011
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Ron, Here's the thread. Search for White Lightning, post #9. Works great on basement door cam latches too. Glad it works on sticky windows!
http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ad.php?t=10011
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Old 08-24-2011
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Ah, there I go again, reinventing the wheel.
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Ron,

LOL, That's okay, chalk it up to C.R.S!

When used on mountain bike chains, the theory is that when it collects dirt it peels off leaving the chain clean for the next application. You may find a similar action with your windows; that is, dirt will accumulate, the wax peels off taking the dirt with it, at which point you give it another squirt. It should go a long way between applications. I swear by the stuff and have been using it for twenty years.
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Old 08-24-2011
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Well, everybody needs it for their Blue Bird windows, but there have only been 103 readers, sooooo, lots of people are still cussing about their stuck windows. Maybe the thread title should have been, "END STUCK WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!"
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After 10 years of dealing with stuck windows, as soon as I read about it, I went on EBay and ordered an 8oz bottle. Can't wait to try it.
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Shake it well. You want to dissolve all the wax sediment at the bottom of the container.
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I don't know the cost of that product but I have used one called Dri-lube. Hard to find but Radio shack usually has it in tube form. My windows took 2 people to open. One application and they just glide!
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The PB Blaster folks also make a teflon-based dry lube in an aerosol.

http://www.blastergroup.com.au/dry-teflon-lube.html
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Thanks Ron, going to Wally to get some. I have been using a come-along to open mine
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