Be sure to slop plenty of red grease onto your new seals, as well as the sliders after you've cleaned them. Your seals will slide in easily and quickly without damage. I also recommend greasing up the top of the seal and the snap ring groove before the snap ring goes back in place, and after its in there slap some more grease in there before pumping the fork a few times. Also the best dust seal trick I know is to cut the lower lip off the dust seal with a razor blade and totally pack the dust seal with red grease, it'll slip into place very easily and the grease thats trapped inside will prevent fork stiction as well as extend the life of your new seals by keeping more dirt and water out of there. There will be some residual grease on the tube for a short while but it will stop appearing after a few miles.