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Old 08-23-2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Lubricating Main Door Hinges

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Hinges are creaking and need to be lubed. Have heard not to use WD-40 as it leaves a film. What is best product to buy and use for this application.

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Silicone spray.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:13 PM   #3
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Silicone spray.
Is there anything related to lubrication for which silicone spray should not be used? It seems to be the go to solution on anything needing lubrication.
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I use dry lube. Mountain bike dry chain lube is my go to wherever I don't want to attract dust and grime.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:02 PM   #5
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Try Rem-Oil. It's much better than WD-40 and seems to hold up better (i.e., lasts longer) than silicone sprays.
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WD to clean only. Gun oil made to handle environmentals. Also, I use LPS 2.. it is an industrial lube, spray and bulk. Also good for MC cables.. after WD clean and flush.

LPS works on weapons too... the 1 is light.. 2 then 3 heavier weights. The 3 stays on longer so fewer dribbles. Just wipe off to keep clean.

There is now Teflon spray but I cannot say how that works on hinges.
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We use Houdini, a professional lock lubricant.

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I use silicone spray. it doesn't attract dust and grime.
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:29 PM   #9
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Three in One oil?

I always seem to have a can sitting around. Can seals tight.
The problem with a spray is a hinge needs for the lube to find it's way down into the hidden recesses of the pin. I like a very light oil, including a gun oil like Eezox.
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Hinges are creaking and need to be lubed. Have heard not to use WD-40 as it leaves a film. What is best product to buy and use for this application.

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I use white lithium grease.
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As said, WD-40 is not a lubricant. Silcone is a short lived one. That being said, it's pretty easy to lube the hinges fairly often.

I use Corrosion-X.
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Don't use silicone around areas you may later want to paint, clear coat, or seal. It will have to be abraded off, unless a lot of time passes for the elements to dissipate it.
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