What would you use to lubricate drawer slides

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?
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Ignoramus32343
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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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john
I used bar and chain oil on one slide, seems to work decently.
i
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Ignoramus32343
Ignoramus32343 wrote in news:6PednQKRUvGrBTvRnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@giganews.com:
White lithium grease, the spray can variety maybe?
Reply to
Charles U Farley
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.
Reply to
Don Foreman
I tend to grab my can of paste floor wax. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
Reply to
Gerald Miller
========= 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.
-- Unka George (George McDuffee) .............................. The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. L. P. Hartley (1895-1972), British author. The Go-Between, Prologue (1953).
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F. George McDuffee
Bar soap or canning wax.
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Buerste
beeswax -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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Wes
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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Larry Jaques
Well, after finally seeing the word "friction" there, I'd recommend moly wheel bearing grease for metal-on-metal slides. I use it on my tool box drawers. (cheap, 40 y/o Crapsman box)
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Larry Jaques
I noticed thatmy mailbox door is starting to catch again. It's time for the Johnson's Floor Wax application. I do it twice a year in five minutes total time. (wax it when I get my mail, wipe it when I pick up the paper later that day.) It's great on door thresholds, too.
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Larry Jaques
Bowling alley wax works suprisingly well as a lubricant. A while back I got a band saw, and found that the tension knob was almost unmovable when the tension was high enough to make a 1/2" blade happy. Looked for something to lube it with that wouldn't hold sawdust, and tried the bowling-alley wax. So far that one coat has had it happy for over a year.
Reply to
J. Clarke
Bar soap is hydrophilic, wax hydrophobic. Choose well, grasshoppa.
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Reply to
Larry Jaques
If it is wood on wood, the best solution is UHMW tape. The problem is in finding it at a reasonable cost. UHMW sheet is less expensive but more work.
Dan
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dcaster
Don, yes, I will get some teflon spray, seems to be the cleanest option.
i
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Ignoramus6607
These are friction metal slides.
i
Reply to
Ignoramus6607
Strips of scrap Formica glued to the bottom of the drawers have worked well for us. Almost as good as the Delrin, etc., and cheaper.
John
Reply to
JOHN
KANO Lubricone, (dry silicone lubricant and release agent) from the makers of Kroil, sure works for me. (just a satisfied user :) )
As a side note, KANO Labs has quite a number of answers to lubrication problems and questions. (again, just a _very_ satisfied user)
Bob rgentry at oz dot net
Reply to
Bob Gentry
I never could tell the difference, no wonder a bar of soap lasts for years...and my jam tastes funny.
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Buerste

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