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Old 06-24-2013, 05:26 PM
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Swivel seat track

I pulled my seat track out of my 98 Maristar to clean it and trying to get it to move easier.



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!!

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Old 06-24-2013, 05:58 PM
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I would be more prone to try spray silicone. Much less likely to stain.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:13 PM
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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?
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:53 PM
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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.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:43 AM
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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.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:45 AM
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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.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:26 PM
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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-P...view_id.237951

It looks very simular.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:28 PM
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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.

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:35 PM
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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.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:38 PM
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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.



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