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    Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    What type of lubricant do you use for things like car door hinges and gas filler door hinge ? Thank you for any help/suggestions.

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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    I`ve tried the various "dry" lubricants and still find this product to work very well:

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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    I`ve tried a few different types myself - I find "Slick Stuff" works the best (and readily available at Lowes):
    https://www.superslickstuff.com/lubr...ck-Stuff-.html
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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    One problem with aerosols is that they`re difficult to control when you just need a very small amount, precisely placed. Drips or runs get annoying after you just finished cleaning the jambs. I keep a small bottle of 90W gear oil on my cart with a needlepoint applicator. It penetrates into the pivot areas, hangs around for a long time and doesn`t drip or run if sparingly applied.

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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jack View Post
    One problem with aerosols is that they`re difficult to control when you just need a very small amount, precisely placed. Drips or runs get annoying after you just finished cleaning the jambs. I keep a small bottle of 90W gear oil on my cart with a needlepoint applicator. It penetrates into the pivot areas, hangs around for a long time and doesn`t drip or run if sparingly applied.Bill
    I use different stuff (on the extremely rare occasions I lube *any* hinges..like, not yet this century..) but when I do, I too use a needlepoint applicator.

    The same ~1,5oz. bottle of Snake Oil that I use on [certain tools] is usually my choice; I`ve had that little thing since the early `90s and there`s still plenty left.

    Come to think of it, I`ve *never* lubed the hinges/etc. on a fuel filler. Funny that I don`t have to lube stuff, what with Ohio winters and all...
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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    A white lithium grease spray is what Bob, the Oil Guy suggest.

    I use Tri-Flow Lubricant Spray, but that is me and I apply it to door, hood, trunk , and gas fill door hinges AND the door lock (yes,vehicles still come with them, even if it is only one!) in late fall as a winter prep.

    Hood release cables and latches are overlooked ,as are gas filler door release cables and latches. I hate on a sub-zero winter day when a gas filler door will not open because it is frozen shut or the latch will not release. Sometimes a pounding of the fist on the door is needed to "nudge" it open.
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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    Lonnie- Huh, interesting that you experience those problems if you don`t do the lubing. That`s another head-scratcher for me as I just never have those issues despite not ever doing anything to prevent them.
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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    Wow thanks for all the different information...going to spend a little time figuring out my direction. Thank again all, its appreciated.

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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    For the people that use the Needle type devices. Does anyone have a picture or a link to what they use ? Im thinking something like this ? Thank you
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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    Fishing- That`s a good example.
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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    Accumulator- Thank you for the help.

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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishing View Post
    Accumulator- Thank you for the help.
    You`re certainly welcome, though I question just how helpful I really was...this is just something I haven`t had to deal with much, and/but I *do* deal with keeping my hinges well-Detailed and I`d hate to mess that up by lubing them the wrong way.

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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    This might not be the prettiest solution, but I`m a fan of using Fluid Film in these cases. Yes, it`s a little (erm, alot) messier and uglier looking, but it holds up and sticks on there even under harsh elements. People with OCD probably shouldn`t use it as it does look a little ugly, but I`m more of a function over form guy in this case.
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    Re: Lubricant, What do you recommend.

    Nizmo- Since this is Autopia, I`ll point out that ya don`t have to suffer from OCD to want your hinges/etc. nice and clean

    No, no..I`m not flaming you for using an approach that does exactly what you want in a manner that`s OK with you, really just teasin`...we do what we need to do Note that I still have the *factory* grease on the hinges of the `93 Audi...goopy tan stuff that I could clean up better but don`t. Eh, it`s still clean, so it looks OK and I avoid it when I Detail, so I`m doing the functional approach too.

 

 

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