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Old 07-27-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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Door hinge lubricant

I sprayed silicone on the exterior door hinges of my 79 Sovereign - yikes, what a mistake! Now it creaks & groans loud enough to wake the dead. Anybody got an idea of what I should have used? Do I need to take the hinges apart and clean this stuff off? I"ll appreciate any sage advice. I searched the forums (and my service manual) but couldn't find any info.


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Old 07-27-2004, 08:38 PM   #2
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I have found silicone to be a poor long term lubricant for most applications. Use a good white litium spray lubricant for the door hinges. I don't think you need to take the hinges apart to clean the silicone off.

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Old 07-27-2004, 08:45 PM   #3
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I use WD-40. It works on a lot of things to stop squeaks and so forth.
Just adding my 2 worth

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