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Otter Lodge Poles Sticking

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As with many of these topics I know this one has been talked about before. I just cannot find the posts that talk about it. I have an otter lodge portable with the square poles. Looking for a solution to make them slide a little easier. I should mention they are otter's first design of square poles. I want something that will not make a mess or leave marks all over my tarp. I believe someone mentioned liquid graphite or teflon spray. Please point me to the posts or give me your ideas. I have checked and there are no metal burrs exposed that would cause problems.

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Silicone spray as already suggested. I threw some WD40 on there a few months ago and she set's up like a dream.

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I had the same issues with the center set of poles in my resort. It started as one side of it sticking then the other, I undid the velcro and the screws holding it at the pivot point and removed the whole piece, layed it on a table and found that there was a slight bend to both parts that slide out. bent them straight and lubed with silicone spray and reinstaled to find no problems.

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A little car wax/polish works pretty well and doesn't seem to leave much of a mess if you use a bit too much. I've used the paste that comes in a can rather than the liquid.

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A ceiling fan (such as a tent or somputer fan) has seemed to help this alot for a fish trap voyager. Keeps the air moving and circulating which helps the poles from freezing

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