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Old 10-17-2020, 04:42 PM   #1
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What Lube for Bay Doors?

I went through and lubed the bay door latches/handles with multi purpose lubricant (MPL) which is basically silicone. Some of the latches were getting pretty stiff. They are working much better. I have white lithium grease that would probably be better but before applying that, thought I'd ask what the community uses? My latches are 20 years old and still in good condition. I'd like to keep them that way. Comments appreciated.
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Personally I would not use white lithium. It will leave a greasy white residue behind. A good lubricant is CRC Powerlube which is clear and what Schwintek recommends for their slides.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:27 PM   #3
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I also would not use the white lithium grease.

This is what I have been using for the doors and the steps. It was recommended on this site. Boeshield T9, developed by Boeing for aircraft lubrication and protection.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:42 AM   #5
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I really like LPS #2 for doors and latches. We use it on aircraft hinges, pulleys and any other moving joint. Lasts a long time and does not build up like Lithium grease. A little hard to find, but a great lubricant.
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Thanks for all the responses. Great info and I'll be staying away from the lithium grease
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:51 PM   #9
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T9 is very good. I started using it on firearms for cleaning / protecting several years ago.

Here is an article that describes various lubricants and best uses.

https://makezine.com/2016/09/15/skil...er-lubricants/
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