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Cleaning Sliding Door and Window Tracks

What is the easiest and fastest way to clean the tracks of sliding glass doors and windows?

By Kathie L.


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May 26, 20110 found this helpful

I use the swiffer wet pads, without the handle attachment. The fabric-type pattern picks up stuff out of that annoying track, so you don't have to drag out the vacuum and hose attachments. And the fact that they are already wet with cleaner makes the tracks extra nice looking when you are done! =)

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May 28, 20111 found this helpful

I use distilled vinegar and water with a rag.

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January 26, 20141 found this helpful

The two previous ways specified will work well at picking up dirt. Sometimes you will find a NYLON (not metal or wire) brush is best at dislodging hard dirt deposits and a vacuum is still the best option for getting that out. Remember the wheels are lubricated for a lifetime of opening and closing. The lubricant slows deposits into the tracks. So be sure to wipe away wetness if using solvents like vinegar so it doesn't interfere with the lubrication. It is recommended to relubricate, or general maintenance, annually.

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