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Offline ElectricFeet

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Stiff systainer slider
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:32 PM »
I have the systainer that has an area at the top for small items (sorry, don't know the part name/number); see photo.

The green slidey thing to open it is very stiff -- nail-breaking stiff -- and thus hard to open. Oil would be messy; graphite dirty, silicon everywherey.

Does anyone know what needs to be done to make this smoother? Maybe dismantle it (how?) and shave off a micron here or there?

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Stiff systainer slider
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 12:52 PM »
Not sure if THIS is available in Italy, but you might want to look for a dry lubricant that is safe with plastic.

Mike A.

Offline Corwin

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Re: Stiff systainer slider
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 01:27 PM »
Don't have any of the attic lid systainers, so I don't know if this will work for your application, but on my older classic systainers I found paste wax to do wonders in making the latches work easier. 
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Online Joe Felchlin

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Re: Stiff systainer slider
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 01:55 PM »
Concur with Mike A.
B'laster 16-TDL Advanced Dry Lube with Teflon.
Big box stores, WM, Amazon.
Also comes in multiple varieties for different uses/materials.
Works great. Cheap.
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Offline ElectricFeet

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Re: Stiff systainer slider
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 12:19 PM »
@mike_aa , @Corwin , @Joe Felchlin : Sorry for the delay in replying. Thanks so much for your responses.

B'laster Dry Lube does indeed ship to Europe (there's probably a home-grown equivalent, but even imported, it is cheap enough to not worry about it).

Thanks again!