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Old 07-30-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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Black rubber marks on slide out?

What is the best way to prevent the rubber wiper seals from leaving black rubber marks on the slideout sides? I clean them off all the time but they return.

Does that conditioner for slide seals help? What about using wax?
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:32 PM   #2
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I do both, marks still appear, but seem easier to clean. Maybe somebody out there has the magic solution.
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I wax and lubricate the bulb seals and the marks reappear. However getting them off is way way easy with a clorox wipe.
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they just always appear. rubbing compound takes them off quickly.
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Black marks

I usually get them off with a mr clean magic pad.
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I use WD40 works great.
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Old 04-21-2021, 03:14 AM   #7
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I believe the black marks on the slides are caused by the slides constantly moving when with the RV is underway. Recently I had my wheels/tires balanced, as I believe they are introducing/responsible for the excessive movement in the top half of the slides. I will report later when we have done another trip out in the 5'er if things are different and the black marks reappear or not?
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You will find, as the seals age and start deteriorating, they will leave more rubber marks on the slides, no way to prevent it except when they are bad enough to be real sticky, replace the seals.
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Turtle wax, "Bug and Tar" remover works well to get it off. We just washed the whole rig and waxed it with Nufinish Ceramic coating. I like the spray on wipe off. It was easy to wax. I'll be using Camco Slide seal conditioner on the slide wipers. I'll let you know how it goes.
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I use the Camco seal conditioner and it helps but doesn't completely eliminate the black streaks.
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I have been using 3in1 RV Rubber Care Seal Conditioner.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QL37GPN...v_ov_lig_dp_it
It works well. I also use WD-40 on a rag to wipe off the black streaks and residue. It's amazing how well that works. No hard rubbing, it just wipes off. Easy Peasy.
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