Overland's 88 Coleman Colorado

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by Overland, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Overland

    Overland Member

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    Could use some input..

    Installed the single bed slide, nice and tight fit after taking a wire wheel/drill to the aluminum track prior to installation and clean up a bit of oxidation/corrosion. It slides ok but could be a little easier, and has me wondering what I could use to aid it. I have the usual grease guns, white lithium grease etc but figure that could get a bit messy.. I also have some powdered graphite I use for the Jeeps lock cylinders. Thinking this might be my best bet but wanted to ask those in the know.

    What do you guys/lady's recommend?
     
  2. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    You wont go wrong with the Graphite. I use PBlaster Silicone spray with a piece of cardboard to use as a shield for the canvas.
     
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  3. Overland

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    Thank You jnc..

    Did a search and found out about "dry lube" which is recommended on most forums for this application. I'll pick up a can and try that first.
     
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    Just a quick update of this mornings progress. 48 hours ago we laid 2 coats of TEC primer on the floor at a 1:1 ratio then laid the vinyl peel and stick planking this am. Happy with it..

    Glad it cooled off here a bit but still warm, time to get things done before it gets too warm under the shelter were working in.

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