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Stiff tilting sliding windows

Any pointers on how to lubricate? YouTube video links etc... also where to buy replacement hardware like the metal bands around the edges? Some ours are almost 2m by 2 m so big and heavy. Thanks
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Any pointers on how to lubricate? YouTube video links etc... also where to buy replacement hardware like the metal bands around the edges? Some ours are almost 2m by 2 m so big and heavy. Thanks
There are windows that slide AND tilt?

Use "Kriechöl", never mind the brand on the picture but this slim tube is helpful to hit the right spots and avoid mess.


https://www.a3q-oelshop.de/WebRoot/S.../Kriechoel.jpg

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There are windows that slide AND tilt?

Use "Kriechöl", never mind the brand on the picture but this slim tube is helpful to hit the right spots and avoid mess.
Yes for patio doors, similar to tilt and turn but the turn is replaced by sliding.

No idea what is meant by "metal bands around the edges", that doesn't sound like a user replaceable part.

What to use depends on the material and location - I would use a very little WD40 or equivalent for hinges and catches, candle wax or silicone spray for runners.
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Yes for patio doors, similar to tilt and turn but the turn is replaced by sliding.

No idea what is meant by "metal bands around the edges", that doesn't sound like a user replaceable part.

What to use depends on the material and location - I would use a very little WD40 or equivalent for hinges and catches, candle wax or silicone spray for runners.


I have had a bad experience with silicone spray gumming up on windows. It was a real pain to clean off afterwards.

I would try some graphite instead. It comes in a small bottle that you can "squirt" on the rails. I buy it a Hornbach (in the section where they have all of the oils, WD-40 etc.). It might be available elsewhere as well.
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Re: Stiff tilting sliding windows

Thanks, these are big patio doors so they do tilt or slide depending which way you pull the handle. I didn’t know Hornback sold liquid graphite. - have been looking for it for ages. Thanks!
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Thanks, these are big patio doors so they do tilt or slide depending which way you pull the handle. I didn’t know Hornback sold liquid graphite. - have been looking for it for ages. Thanks!
Sorry, I was not clear with my comment. The graphite that I recommended is powder so you "puff" it out of the bottle as you spread it along the rail.
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Re: Stiff tilting sliding windows

If you have MACO system windows, take a look here.Page 13 to 20.
https://www.maco.eu/assets/757956
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