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    I have a 1988 3888 Bayliner motoryacht.

    Several of the windows (sliders) are stuck, won't slide.

    Any suggestions on how to get them loose and lubricated ?

    #2
    If they have been closed for a long time I have had good luck spraying them with WD40 at the bottom and top. Let it sit over night and try it the next day.
    Gibraltar, Mi.
    1986- 3870- Hino 175's - Just purchased May ,2017
    34' Tollycraft- sold
    88 26' Shamrock/ Diesel
    14' Zodiac Bay Runner

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      #3
      Silicone spray would may be a good option as well. Not sure if wd40 would deteriorate the rubber.
      "Martini's Law"
      1986 Bayliner 3270, 110 Hino's
      Nova Scotia, Canada

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        #4
        Was thinking silicone would be better than WD 40

        Silicone is a lubricant

        WD 40 is a solvent

        Just not sure if it would penetrate and loosen the sticky areas.

        Just seeing if there were any better ideas.

        Thanks for the help

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          #5
          One of my spring projects is to replace the "fuzzies" on my 3818. The sliders move but only a few inches. I had a similar issue with my '72 Nova Windows and the only viable situation was to replace the fuzzies. You may need to do the same on yours. It looks like more labor than cost of materials, but first it either has to stop raining or I need to borrow a boat house.
          P/C Pete
          Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
          1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
          Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
          1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
          MMSI 367770440
          1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
          Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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            #6
            I just did this when I bought my boat (last week). I used silicone oil from O'Reilly's along the bottom rail, slid it back and forth. Another layer, slid again then waited 20 minutes. Repeat. Now it's fine. My boat is pretty beat up, barely sea-worthy so I'm going to be asking the forum alot of questions.

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              #7
              The addition of anything other than a "dry" lubricant will certainly attract contaminants and you're back to the same issue in the future. Try something with a "Dry Moly" once sprayed, the lubricant will dry and not retain any liquid properties which will hold onto anything that touches it,.....dirt, insects, monkey fur, etc..
              Hell, Michigan (yes we really live in a city named "Hell" in Michigan)
              2012 BR 185 - 3.0 TKS
              1999 Chaparral 233 Sunesta Ltd., 5.0 Volvo
              1985 Harris Flotebote Classic 240
              1993 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR
              1993 Yamaha Waverunner III
              1995 Yamaha Waverunner III GP
              1995 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR PRO

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