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Old 01-21-2012, 06:05 AM   #1
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Lubricate Hinges on exterior mh door

My exterior door hinges have become very squeaky. I went to lubricate them, but the hinge pin has a lip at the bottom to prevent removal of the pin. The spaces in the length of the hinge have plastic so that I cannot spray lubricant in between the spaces in the hinge? How can I get rid of the annoying squeak?


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Old 01-21-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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I used a small drop of 3 in 1 machine oil. It seems to work into the hinge splits and cleans up with just a rag. Had to do it several times to get enough soaked in.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
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Just squirt in the lube and work the hinge - enough will seep in to do the job. If necessary, use a penetrating oil, which is designed to leech into tight places.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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On my motorhome door I just spray a generous coating of silicone all over the hinges and then wipe the excess off with a paper towel. When spraying the hinges have someone or yourself swing the door to and fro so that the silicone lube gets into the hinge metal sleeves.
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I like dry lube LPS-1, good enough for jet engine control cables.

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I haven't lubed ours yet, maybe when it needs it someday I'll spray some silicone on it.

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