Step 6: Clean & Lubricate Tracks

waxing the sliding door tracks
Photo: John Gruen
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• Wipe the head track and the outside face of the removed head stop with alcohol and spray with silicone.

• Vacuum loose debris from the bottom track, then clean thoroughly with alcohol. The bottom track needs a more substantial lubricant than silicone; rub it a few times with a block of paraffin wax.
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    Tools List

    • flathead screwdriver
      Flathead screwdriver
    • sawhorse
      Sawhorse
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • block wood
      Wood block
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • needlenose pliers
      Plier

    Shopping List

    1. NEW ROLLER ASSEMBLIES
    (if needed)

    2. DENATURED ALCOHOL

    3. SILICONE SPRAY

    4. PARAFFIN WAX BLOCK5. WEATHERSTRIPPING
    (if needed)

    6. PLASTIC GLUE

    7. HANDS-FREE LOCK
    (optional)