Window binding since tinting windows
I've tinted the windows in my cars many times but the last time my driver's side has been a real problem. The bolts gave me a lot more trouble than usual getting caught in the holes each time I thought it was clear to remove the glass. Immediately after finishing the tint job it was apparent that the driver's side was slow moving and binding in a couple of spots. I have to use my hand to pull very hard up on the window it get it past the 70% mark where it'll usually close with ease.
I dealt with the issue for months just assuming that maybe the bushings had failed again already so when I finally pulled the motor out the bushings were deformed but not obliterated. I went ahead and replaced the bushings with nuts but it made no change in the operation of the window. I then figured it was just needing the proper lube after having used WD-40 after the bushings replacement because my silicone spray had vanished from my collection of spray cans. While the super slippery Liquid Wrench did help a little it didn't really make any major change.
Next on my list was to try replacing the motor but I happened upon another topic that mentioned adjusting the regulator or simply widening the track. I would go ahead and try that but there seems to be another issue related to this that may need a solution too. It sounds as if there is sand within the edge of the molding that the window sits in along the B-pillar side of the door. I'm wondering if I need any kind of different lube to help with that?