Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Try candle wax, that is what I use to lubricate slides on cabinet drawers.

Apr 16, 2017 05:56 PM
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I have no clue.  I am waiting for Barbara Todaro to chime in on this one. 

My response would be coconut oil ... but I use that for everything 

Apr 16, 2017 05:14 PM
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I'm not sure what you would want to use, but I do recall a window guy telling me never to spray WD-40 on them.

Apr 16, 2017 08:39 PM
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I like Silicone spray....

Apr 16, 2017 08:34 PM
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Did not know that storm windows were used in your part of the country, I dont lubricate mine, but if I did I would use the silicon spray.

Apr 16, 2017 07:11 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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Long time since I had that type of window. I do like a few suggestions to use candle wax/paraffin 

Apr 16, 2017 07:01 PM
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Bruce Walter
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Fred, I have tried soap before and it works OK.  

Funny you mention this but we just got back from a listing 30 minutes ago and I used vaseline petroleum jelly on the tracks and that works very well.

Just dab some on your finger and rub it on the tracks and work the window or sliding aluminum screen door back and forth a couple of times and it works very well.  This lasts much longer than using the soap.

Apr 16, 2017 06:28 PM
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I find paraffin wax does the trick.

Apr 16, 2017 05:44 PM
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maybe it's time to replace the aluminum with white vinyl windows.... triple pane tilt ins .... single or double hung.... no one ever puts down the top window anyway....

Apr 16, 2017 05:13 PM
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What a good question Fred. I want to know too

Apr 16, 2017 05:13 PM
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Graphite may be a better long term solution

Apr 16, 2017 05:05 PM
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Fred,

Silcone spray in our opinion.  

Apr 16, 2017 04:54 PM
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Oh, great question, Fred!  I would use silicone spray but, will stay tuned for the expert's answers! 

Apr 16, 2017 04:47 PM
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Lyn Sims
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I just read where someone said that WD40 was not the way to go. Also not graphite. I use a candle or bar of soap. I'm sure someone will say that's not good either.

Apr 17, 2017 05:08 AM
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Use something that doesn't get dirt and bugs stuck in it. I would look at Armour All products. Also, for a quick temporary fix, you can just take a bar of soap and rub it on the edges.

Apr 17, 2017 05:07 AM
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Fred Griffin - well, if it worked, no need to spend money on other products.

Apr 16, 2017 11:39 PM
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I've heard running a candle over the track to deposit wax.

This site recommends a graphite spray:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/make-old-aluminum-windows-slide-freely-47718.html

 

Apr 16, 2017 10:07 PM
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I've used silicon, WD-40, oil, candle wax,  and even petroleum jelly.

Apr 16, 2017 09:34 PM
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Barbara wants you to spend a lot of money.

Apr 16, 2017 05:56 PM
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Graphite or some other non-sticky lube.

Apr 16, 2017 05:29 PM
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I will watch for the advice of the experts.

Apr 16, 2017 04:58 PM
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These pictures frames are so affordable. My remodeller contractor trashed the old ones since the aluminum leaves are too dirty to spend time cleaning it.  Get new ones.

Anything but WD40....

Here is a hint:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.home.repair/3O7QWK3w80o

Apr 16, 2017 04:52 PM
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Parked and reading...

Apr 17, 2017 04:57 AM
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I would have said parafin or graphite, but there are some good ideas it seems.

Apr 16, 2017 06:27 PM
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Way late to the question and its outside my knowledge base Fred Griffin 

Mar 26, 2018 05:22 PM
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My local window expert said to buy graphite.

Apr 19, 2017 06:24 AM
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WD 40 I would try.

 

Apr 18, 2017 05:13 PM
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Silicone.  The candle wax will build up and stick over time.

Apr 18, 2017 09:34 AM
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I have no idea, but it looks like you got some good suggestions.

Apr 17, 2017 10:17 AM
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I have no idea!  I'd better look at the answers.....

Apr 17, 2017 09:16 AM
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silicone spray

Apr 17, 2017 06:45 AM
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I would try to graphite spray first. 

Apr 17, 2017 06:26 AM
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One way is to rub wax from a candle. It won't attract dust like WD40 does

Apr 17, 2017 06:24 AM
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Fred Griffin Clean the tracks and and use something like graphite. Be careful with what you use that in the long run will attract dirt and dust and cause the same problem.

Apr 17, 2017 06:18 AM
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I like the wax answers; makes sense.

Apr 17, 2017 06:05 AM
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No idea

Apr 17, 2017 05:52 AM
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I had an old timer show me how he used vasoline. He preferred it over WD40 as it turned black. Vasoline did not.

Apr 17, 2017 05:51 AM
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If it's aluminum, I would use aluminum lubricant.

Apr 17, 2017 05:40 AM
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We use both Graphite spray and silicone spray lube - we use it also on sliding patio doors in our rentals as well

Apr 17, 2017 05:38 AM
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Using graphite keeps any dust and dirt buildup to a minimum and requires less frequent application.. A little goes a long way roo.

Apr 17, 2017 04:19 AM
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Sorry, Fred...haven't a clue. Have never had one of those windows. 

Apr 17, 2017 04:01 AM
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Bing may give you some answers beyond those provided by various AR members.

Apr 16, 2017 09:30 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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 Thanks, EVERYONE.  

     I will try each of your suggested solutions (candle wax, paraffin, graphite, silicone, aluminum lubricant, etc.) on the different windows. 

    BTW, this is a rental property; it is not worth the cost of installing brand new windows.

 

 

Apr 17, 2017 06:55 AM