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Hello all,

I've been having trouble with my roof vent lids sticking to the foam gasket material that they seal against. No matter how gently I try to get them loose they always end up getting cracked during the process. Plus, the new vent lids are junk, and they get brittle after being exposed to UV rays.

Has anyone else experienced this problem and come up with a remedy, solution, elixir, potion, lubricant, etc for it? Thanks!

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I prefer to use a spray silicone. The grease products will work but they also collect dirt & grit. On the problem of the UV and those covers, there are replacements for most of them which are made from Lexan or you could install some weather deflectors.


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I have heard of baby powder being used on the seals with good results. 303 protectant has been given many kudos and I used it also with good success.


The Maxxfan covers work very well protecting the inner covers and also allow you to leave the vents open somewhat to allow venting and prevent gasket sticking. the plastic is much better than most and 5 years in the sun shows no degredation,


have fun.

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