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I have some of those soft close drawer slides that aren't doing that well. Can I lube these slides? If so with what and where should I lube.
 

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light touch of aerosol dry film lube...
 

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I just built a small 3 drawer chest and used 8" drawer slides and they didn't slide that good.
Sprayed dry lub on them and made it worse.
I took them to a woodworker friend and told him what I did and he said to never use dry lube.
He wiped and blew off the slides and used a white lithium grease and what a difference it made.
I have used dry lub on my table saw and it makes it worse. I am done using dry lub.
 

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Don I should have mentioned my woodworking friend who quit using dry lub is a cabinet maker.
He installes hundreds of slides a year.
 

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Don I should have mentioned my woodworking friend who quit using dry lub is a cabinet maker.
He installes hundreds of slides a year.
Larry I knew Stick didn't know what he was talking about. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: >:) Just kidding Stick you along with others help people like me a lot.

Thanks Larry. I have no experience with dry lube but I have used lithium grease often.
 

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The grease might attract dust but then I guess you could clean them and re-grease them every now and then. An old trick I learned was to use a piece of wadded up wax paper and polish the slide parts with it, works good.
 
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Yes Don Stick has a wealth of knowledge. Dry lube is good in some places but in my case this chest
will be in a house so not to much dust should affect the slides.
 
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