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32phil 08-04-2020 10:26 AM

Tight windows

I just replaced the window channels in my 32 Tudor.
I installed a complete Bob Drake kit.
The door glass is a little tight especially the right side going up, down is OK.
The regulator works fine without the glass.
Is there a lubricant I can apply ?
A friend suggested bar soap or candle wax.
I kinda like the candle wax idea.
I remember my Dad having a tube of what looked like wax that he rubbed on the tracks in a Chevy he had. That was at least 60 years ago !
Any ideas ?

J Franklin 08-04-2020 10:59 AM

Re: Tight windows

A little silicone spray might help without making a mess. I had to shave a window once to make it work easily. A glass shop can sand an edge and it shouldn't cost much. The shop I Used didn't even charge me.

F1 MIKE 08-04-2020 11:03 AM

Re: Tight windows

Phil try motorcraft mini-vent window lube i used this stuff at ford for years .

Kube 08-04-2020 12:30 PM

Re: Tight windows

Phil, I have zero clue as to how the tracks are in a 32. I have had some issues with repop tracks for later years causing the same issue you've described.
Each time, the repop tracks were formed a bit too narrow. An easy, albeit frustrating fix.

jetmek 08-04-2020 01:24 PM

Re: Tight windows

Be cautious about using lube in the window channels. It mite dissolve the adhesive securing the felt to the rubber and then you'll have a real mess Happened to me

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