Originally Posted by Shadoll
Question. Windows and sliding and springs. Is there something that I could use to make the windows slide a little easier. I think the springs are old in the latches. My fingers hurt when I try to hold them open long enough to slide them. Then I force them and smash my fingers. Was thinking graphite on the sliding parts. Same with the latch on the back door for lubricant. Graphite? I'm afraid it will break like I saw someone's on here did.
When we pulled ALL the windows, I stripped the windows apart and washed them all (including the fuzzy pile weatherstipping). That included taking the spring clips apart. Washed the dirt out then let dry, spray liberally with WD-40. Let sit for a few weeks while I rebuilt the windows we wanted to keep using all the best parts. Some of the springs were not in place right (bent, twisted, hard to open). that might be your problem. I also regreased the thumb latch springs with pure silicone spray before reinstalling the springs. The uprights that the window tracks in I have used a pure silicone spray (don't lose the straw as it helps to direct the spray exactly where you want it to go). It's dry and will not collect the dirt like gooey lubricants will. The blanked out windows were rebuilt
using the old window parts as a frame with sheets of metal inserted in the framework. We tossed nothing until we were sure we wouldn't be reusing it. I still have window glass stacked up. I have other uses for it. Also used the best of that in rebuilding the windows. Except for the window in the shower. That is the only non-tempered glass in the bus because I couldn't use a full width window there so it's part blanked with a reduced width window frame. The glass is double glue chip (for privacy) that I bought at Hobby Lobby and cut to fit. You can not cut tempered glass.