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Old 03-31-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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My home was built in 1962 and has its original windows. I like them, but they are difficult to open. They are also very loud.

I'm looking for ways to make them more useable. Is there a type of lubrication I could apply? My understanding is that WD40 will help initially, but I should use some sort of lubricant too. What kind though?

The windows run on steel tracks and have springs. Attached are a few photos showing how they look.

Any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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WD40.... WD stands for "water displacement", so it likely would not do a real good job here.
I'd use some normal light machine oil or perhaps some powdered graphite instead.

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Ayuh,.... Agreed,... WD-40 is Not what ya need,...

Have a look here, for something Better....
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silicon spray.

WD40... meh.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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I was going to suggest a few dabs of Vaseline, but that might end up being a magnet for dirt.

I like the soap idea. It works great on dresser drawer slides.

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