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    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!!

    Thanks, Steve
    My progress thread: 1998 Maristar 200 VRS

  • #2
    I would be more prone to try spray silicone. Much less likely to stain.
    - Peter
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    • #3
      Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
      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?
      My progress thread: 1998 Maristar 200 VRS

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hig View Post
        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.
        - Peter
        TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
        5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

        PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
        CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
        LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
        2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

        tiresplease@gmail.com

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by 46Chief View Post
            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.
            - Peter
            TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
            5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

            PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
            CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
            LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
            2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

            tiresplease@gmail.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 46Chief View Post
              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.
              My progress thread: 1998 Maristar 200 VRS

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 46Chief View Post
                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
                My progress thread: 1998 Maristar 200 VRS

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                • #9
                  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.
                  - Peter
                  TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
                  5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

                  PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                  CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                  LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                  2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                  tiresplease@gmail.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 46Chief View Post
                    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.



                    Steve
                    My progress thread: 1998 Maristar 200 VRS

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                    • #11
                      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?

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                      • #12
                        Sailkote

                        This stuff Rocks!!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 83MC View Post
                          This stuff Rocks!!
                          My neighbor is a wind-bag guy. I will have to see if he has some I can try.
                          - Peter
                          TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
                          5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

                          PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                          CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                          LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                          2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                          tiresplease@gmail.com

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