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PostSubject: Door hinge lubrication   Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:13 pm

The doors on the Proton have a little too much resistance for my liking and occasionally creak. I gave them a wipe over then applied some spray-on white grease. I don't think it's getting inside and lubing the mating surfaces of the hinge though, leaving my door hinges greasy but still not smooth.

WD-40 has good penetrating properties but is NOT a lubricant. I have automatic transmission fluid and gun oil to try. Not sure how the former would behave with paint.

What works for you?
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PostSubject: Re: Door hinge lubrication   Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:25 pm

The problem with most oils and greases is that the lubricate but also attract dirt which sticks to the surface of what they are applied to.  I would firstly use WD40 as it cleans as well as penetrates and then use a graphite based lubricant as it is effectively a 'clean' lubricant that doesn't let muck stick to it.  Something like this: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: Door hinge lubrication   Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:52 am

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I'll post results when I get it.
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PostSubject: Re: Door hinge lubrication   Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:51 pm

Results are...okay.

I used the graphite stuff on the front doors and gun oil on rear after giving both pairs a blast of WD-40 before hand. I would say neither one is better than the other in terms of noise reduction or feel, and both fail to make the door swing as smooth as it could be.

The applicator for the graphite oil is designed to be inserted into a lock and activated by applying pressure to the canister. This works great on locks, but not so much on hinges.
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PostSubject: Re: Door hinge lubrication   Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:32 am

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Silicone grease aerosol from Maplins £5.25
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PostSubject: Re: Door hinge lubrication   Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:05 am

Gear oil.

Partly because its liquid enough to penetrate, thick enough to mostly stay put. Wipe of surplus.

Mostly because I've already got some. If I didn't have, I'd use motor oil.

Another thing that works well is not worrying much about my doors creaking, if they did. (I drive a banger.)
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PostSubject: Re: Door hinge lubrication   Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:01 pm

Justwatching wrote:
both fail to make the door swing as smooth as it could be.
You will probably find that there is considerable wear in the pin if this is the case. Muck and grit gets trapped causing the roughness and is virtually impossible to get rid of. New pins may be surprisingly cheap (if you can get them!)
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PostSubject: Re: Door hinge lubrication   Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:09 pm

Father Tiresias wrote:
Justwatching wrote:
both fail to make the door swing as smooth as it could be.
You will probably find that there is considerable wear in the pin if this is the case.  Muck and grit gets trapped causing the roughness and is virtually impossible to get rid of.  New pins may be surprisingly cheap (if you can get them!)
Both wear and the hinge being filled with compacted crap are possible/probable. I'd have to dismantle it to find out (but I'm too lazy).


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PostSubject: Re: Door hinge lubrication   Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:15 pm

edlithgow wrote:
Gear oil.

Partly because its liquid enough to penetrate, thick enough to mostly stay put. Wipe of surplus.

Mostly because I've already got some. If I didn't have, I'd use motor oil.

Another thing that works well is not worrying much about my doors creaking, if they did. (I drive a banger.)
Might resort to using some ATF. Or just learn to live with it, as you said.
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