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    Not sure exactly where to post this one, so here it goes:

    What is the best way to clean interior cabinet tracks (like in an ambulance or walk-in rescue)? Seems the plexiglass doors are stiff as all getup, hard to move. They weren't that way when we bought the vehicle, it has gotten "gummed up" with dirt & dust (etc.) over the years... Would like to get the doors to slide easily, like when new, so we don't have injuries opening cabinets...

    We're at a loss how to fix it... All ideas accepted... Thanks!

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    Toothbrush and hot soapy water. DO NOT lubricate them, that's probably what's causing the problem now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medic190 View Post
    Morning all-

    Not sure exactly where to post this one, so here it goes:

    What is the best way to clean interior cabinet tracks (like in an ambulance or walk-in rescue)? Seems the plexiglass doors are stiff as all getup, hard to move. They weren't that way when we bought the vehicle, it has gotten "gummed up" with dirt & dust (etc.) over the years... Would like to get the doors to slide easily, like when new, so we don't have injuries opening cabinets...

    We're at a loss how to fix it... All ideas accepted... Thanks!
    Here's a quote from an ROM installation instruction sheet dated 9/19/2000:

    "The tracks should be frequently cleaned to get the best performance and longest life. Use a mild soap and water to remove any dirt or grime build-up. Grease, such as lithium, should never be used in the tracks. This only attracts dirt and grime and creates an abrasive surface, making it hard to operate the door thus shortening the shutter life. Spraying the tracks with dry silicone will enhance a smooth opening and closing of the shutter."

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