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Replacement shower doors

  • 16-07-2022 12:26am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,683 ✭✭✭

    Current doors keep getting jammed as the runners are just plastic guides top and bottom as seen in the photo. The doors are the finest bar this, just wondering would it be possible to replace these with more frictionless runners ie wheels?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,658 ✭✭✭policarp

    Oftentimes shower door runners get clogged with hair.

    If so clean and add some lubricant.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,683 ✭✭✭funnyname

    Cheers, does it need grease or can you suggest another lubricant that lasts a while?

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,081 ✭✭✭✭cnocbui

    I would take the door off, clean the track, degrease it with lighter fluid (naptha) then stick an adhesive strips of PTFE (teflon) tape in the bottom of the channel.

    This would in effect be a dry lubricant. Of course getting the tape might be the tricky bit.

    Alternatively, a thin strip cut from a ptfe/teflon sheet sold for use in kitchens as a non-stick cooking sheet might stay in place loose. The sheet would need to be at least as long as the length of the track.

    Ebay looks like a cheaper way to source the self adhesive tape than Amazon, at a cursory glance.

    I find that with the adhesive ptfe tape I have, any contact between the adhesive and my fingers renders that bit useless in terms of sticking long term, so I cut over length and then trim off the bits at the ends I can't avoid handling. Absolute cleanliness and degreasing I find is needed to get any success with sticking.

    If all that is too much, you could try powdered graphite sold for lubricating locks and such, but that would be black and possibly messy and you would never be able to clean it off sufficiently if you later wanted to try an adhesive ptfe tape, which would never stick.