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Posted: 06/02/19 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I read somewhere that using baby power on the slide-out gaskets was the best way to keep them in good condition...is that true?


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I saw that tip in a video by the RV geeks on YouTube. I have never tried it myself, I use the regular rv foaming stuff. Works fine for my seals. The rv is 13 years old and the seals are still very supple


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Posted: 06/02/19 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use both Aerospace 303 and later when dry a dusting of baby powder.


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Posted: 06/02/19 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

303 here.

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I like a frequent application of 303.
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Posted: 06/02/19 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used baby powder applied by an old sock... AND I have used Pledge furniture polish... The pledge, actually off brand pledge works awesome..


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Posted: 06/02/19 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are lots of YouTube videos describing Slide Out Seal Care:

YouTube Search for: rv slide out seal maintenance

Have and look and let us know back here which one you're going with.


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Posted: 06/03/19 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Corn starch will keep the seals from sticking same as baby powder.


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Posted: 06/03/19 08:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Personally I wouldn't use any type of powder. They make sprays that are available that are designed specifically for slide out seals. Any type of powder will leave residue that will tend to clump and interfere with things when they get wet. Naturally if your RV is never out in the rain, or is never washed, then you do not have to worry about any powder getting wet. The spray products have worked well for me on my slides.

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Posted: 06/03/19 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The foam seal spray,s also stop the seals drying out and cracking,





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