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Old 08-31-2017, 07:58 PM   #1
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Source for teflon door sliders

I think it's time to replace my sliding door rollers with teflon sliders.

Anyone have a good source?

Do you put one in the track, and another on the bottom of the door?

My doors roll in a wooden track about 1" wide. The rollers have worn a groove into it and I suspect that's what's binding, but the rollers could be toast, too. I'd like to have a plan in mind before I take them apart to find out.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:30 PM   #2
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replaced mine last year, they had worn down so the door bottom was touching thetrack. Made some more out of a 1/2" nylon cutting board using the right sized hoole saw. Now working perfect. They run on a pim in the door and a track inlaind in the frame base.
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I used 1/4 x 1" UHMW from Macmaster Carr I only put it in the track . It works great but teflon would probably be even better . They may have teflon.
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Lots of people confuse the two. They are not the same.
Uhmwpe will work fine but get black which will stand up to UV far better than the white.
The Uhmw also will not cost an arm and a leg.

Any good plastics shop should have it. Or as suggested McMaster Carr.
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I used 1/4 x 1" UHMW from Macmaster Carr I only put it in the track . It works great but teflon would probably be even better . They may have teflon.
Mule, is that weather strip sweep something you added? I really need that.
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Lots of people confuse the two. They are not the same.
Uhmwpe will work fine but get black which will stand up to UV far better than the white.
The Uhmw also will not cost an arm and a leg.

Any good plastics shop should have it. Or as suggested McMaster Carr.
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