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hig
06-24-2013, 05:26 PM
I pulled my seat track out of my 98 Maristar to clean it and trying to get it to move easier.

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/hig69/98%20Mastercraft/20130616_170205_zps5f5cc614.jpg (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/hig69/media/98%20Mastercraft/20130616_170205_zps5f5cc614.jpg.html)

Does anyone have any recommendation what to use when I put it back together? I'm trying to get WD-40 to soak into the swivel part but is there something better, silicone? It does not look like the swivel comes apart, it must have been flared at the factory.

Were there any bearing in the slide originally, I did not see any traces when I pulled it part but there does seem to be a lot of sideward play in the slide but then when you tighten the lock down handle it does tighten up. What would be good to grease the slides with, white lithium grease, the last thing I'd want is for a gob of grease to fall out on the carpet. Any advice would be appreciated!!

Thanks, Steve

thatsmrmastercraft
06-24-2013, 05:58 PM
I would be more prone to try spray silicone. Much less likely to stain.

hig
06-24-2013, 08:13 PM
I would be more prone to try spray silicone. Much less likely to stain.

Would you spray the silicone on the swivel part, the tracks or both?

thatsmrmastercraft
06-24-2013, 11:53 PM
Would you spray the silicone on the swivel part, the tracks or both?

Both spots. I have tried a few different things on the tracks on my boat and I have settled on a shot of silicone from time to time.

46Chief
06-25-2013, 10:43 AM
I tend to use motorcycle/dirtbike chain lube on stuff like that. It is a bit sticky and stays in place, it leaves a waxy waterproof film.

Is there a mfg mark on that base? I really want to put a swivel in my 209.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-25-2013, 10:45 AM
I tend to use motorcycle/dirtbike chain lube on stuff like that. It is a bit sticky and stays in place, it leaves a waxy waterproof film.

Is there a mfg mark on that base? I really want to put a swivel in my 209.

I would like to do the same for my boat.

hig
06-25-2013, 12:26 PM
Is there a mfg mark on that base? I really want to put a swivel in my 209.

I'll check when I get home.

While I was searching I came across this:

http://www.iboats.com/Garelick-Low-Profile-Seat-Slide-And-Locking-Swivel/dm/cart_id.759454773--session_id.932977157--view_id.237951

It looks very simular.

hig
06-25-2013, 12:28 PM
I tend to use motorcycle/dirtbike chain lube on stuff like that. It is a bit sticky and stays in place, it leaves a waxy waterproof film.



Thanks, that's a good idea for the slide part.

I"ll probably use the silicone spray on the swivel and some chain lube on the slide.

Steve

thatsmrmastercraft
06-25-2013, 12:35 PM
Any sticky compound will hold onto sand. If you get sand in your boat, once it finds the chain lube you will be cleaning again.

I thought I found the perfect thing when I tried dielectric grease. No runs, lasts forever...............sucks up sand and turns to cement. :noface:

hig
06-25-2013, 08:38 PM
Is there a mfg mark on that base? I really want to put a swivel in my 209.

Here's a pic of the tag on my track.

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/hig69/98%20Mastercraft/20130625_202807_zpsbd873244.jpg (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/hig69/media/98%20Mastercraft/20130625_202807_zpsbd873244.jpg.html)

Steve

46Chief
06-25-2013, 08:42 PM
I like chain lube because it isn't supposed to attract dirt it sprays sticky then hardens up. I'd use it in the bearings part of the swivel and use dry graphite powder for the slides Or a light coat of lithium grease

Wonder what the mfg specifies?

83MC
06-26-2013, 11:06 AM
This stuff Rocks!!

thatsmrmastercraft
06-26-2013, 11:15 AM
This stuff Rocks!!
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=97552&stc=1&d=1372259160


My neighbor is a wind-bag guy. I will have to see if he has some I can try.