[200q20v] Window regulators -- maybe we're on to something?
wolff at turboquattro.com
Tue Jan 22 12:39:23 EST 2002
If you use silicone, get some pure slicone. Don't use the spray. The
carriers in the spray can stuff are strong solvents that remove many
adhesives very effectively. They might remove the glue that holds the felt
around the window tracks...
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Baer" <charlie at istari.com>
To: "Dave Haupt" <quattrodave at yahoo.com>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Window regulators -- maybe we're on to something?
> I use lithium for many things, but a can of spray silicone works
> wonders in window frame tracks. Should be available at the hardware
> store or ski shop. The Boeing lube is fantastic in sunroof tracks
> and it also seems to fight icing in the door keyholes.
> The silicone stays cleaner and helps avoid the dirt and goo that tend
> to accumulate.
> Brett Dikeman wrote:
> > At 10:22 AM -0800 1/21/02, Dave Haupt wrote:
> > >Peter,
> > >
> > >The door panel is off, the window regulator is
> > >completely removed. So, moving the glass up and down
> > >by hand means you're only moving the glass. I gather,
> > >from your comment, that the glass should fall merely
> > >from the force of gravity?
> > >
> > Relube the tracks with a good grease that will stay put but isn't too
> > thick(ie, WD40 need not apply here.) Something like Boeshield, which
> > apparently is highly recommended for the sunroof tracks, might work
> > well? White lithium grease is another possibility. Check the tracks
> > to make sure the existing goo is clean, it probably isn't. If so,
> > get rid of as much as possible and put new stuff on. Tada, windows
> > that work like new! Well, once you get the regulator fixed ;-)
> > HTH!
> > B
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