Painting Window Tracks?

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  1. TX79Z28

    TX79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I removed all the window tracks, regulator, glass, etc from both doors. After I re-install the doors, I am converting over to manual windows (already have the manual regulator/tracks etc).

    For some INSANE reason (as if I don't have enough to do) I was toying with the idea of painting the window tracks. Not sure why, as NO ONE will see them, I guess it was more for rust prevention than anything else.

    My question: Is there enough clearance or "wiggle room" in the tracks to allow for this? Or will primer/paint make the rollers bind?
     
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    Any kind of grease in time will soften paint. Don't think its needed.
     
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    A thin coating of grease all over the track will keep the rust away.

    Paint is just going to flake off and gum up the works.
     
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    What do you think of one coat of epoxy? Still too much/un-necessary?
     
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    I wouldn't put anything on the inside of the tracks except grease.

    Same with the regulator.
    Paint makes a poor lubricant.

    These pieces are prone to getting chipped against sharp edges when you wiggle them through the door opening for installation.
    The extra effort of making this stuff look pretty will only cause frustration when they get chipped.
     
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    hmmm.....VERY wise words! I guess deep down, I was thinking the same....but I didn't know if I was just trying to "talk" myself out of the extra work....but what you say makes A LOT of sense! thank you!
     

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