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Lubricating vehicle door hinges? #4658594
02/06/18 11:39 PM
02/06/18 11:39 PM
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Posts: 236
California
Georgiey22 Offline OP
Georgiey22  Offline OP
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California
Own the two vehicles in my sig and this weekend was the first time I have ever lubed the door hinges. I used CRC white lithium grease (spray can).

Do you lubricate your door hinges? If so, how frequently? And what type of grease do you find to be most effective? My wife and I plan to keep these two rigs as long as they will run, so thinking preventative maintenance here.

-Georgiey22


Garage:
2016 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L - M1 EP 0W20 w/OEM Filter (25K miles)
2013 Acura TL 3.5L - Mobil 1 EP 0W20 w/OEM Filter (55K miles)

Both soon to use my M1 AP 5W20 stash...
Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658597
02/06/18 11:43 PM
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Texas & Global
4WD Offline
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I’m doing mine at least twice a year and hit the driver door more often … have messed with spray plenty … but find the telescopic spout on “3 in 1” cans to be more precise … and less run off and resultant dust attraction …

Last edited by 4WD; 02/06/18 11:46 PM.

2018 Chevy 1500 Z71 4WD
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Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658599
02/06/18 11:46 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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This is what GM recommends to lubricate door hinges. It is silicon with Teflon. Spring and fall.



Last edited by Snagglefoot; 02/06/18 11:49 PM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658603
02/06/18 11:51 PM
02/06/18 11:51 PM
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New England
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New England
Geez, you guys and your fancy chemicals makes me feel like I’m doing it all wrong. Old fashioned Oiler can with whatever oil is what I’ve been using. Every year or two


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Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658606
02/07/18 12:04 AM
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New Zealand
Silk Offline
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New Zealand
This is what I use...



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1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: pda1122] #4658609
02/07/18 12:08 AM
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Texas & Global
4WD Offline
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HaHa … still doing plenty ‘thicker things” with oil cans … can’t wait for 0w16 to become cheap and fill my old ‘clicker cans’ …!


2018 Chevy 1500 Z71 4WD
2017 Chevy Tahoe LT 4WD
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Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658616
02/07/18 12:25 AM
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
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I use disposable foam brushes and whatever oil is handy- usually 0w40 or 75w-90. Get the foam saturated, soak the hinge, operate the door a few times then use the same foam brush to soak up the excess.


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Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658654
02/07/18 02:39 AM
02/07/18 02:39 AM
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northern NY
Driz Offline
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northern NY
On GM trucks it’s all for naught anyways. The more important skill is learning to change those stupid pins before they wallow out the hole. If you don’t youll be changing those pins like you change your socks until you get smart and weld the egged one (top Upper usually) in place. What a design and the updated one is as bad as the first a couple generations ago, just easier to install.

Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658657
02/07/18 02:54 AM
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Southeastern, PA
Rick in PA Offline
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Southeastern, PA
For door and hood hinges, a few drops of SAE 30 from the oiler can every oil change. Never had a hinge fail. Don't forget the hood latch too. On plastic sliders, CRC Super Lube every once in a while.


A wise man told me:
"Heat is your friend." and "Any oil is better than no oil."
Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658665
02/07/18 03:40 AM
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Eastern Seaboard
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Eastern Seaboard
I suppose that I will be the first to share that I use regular old WD-40 on them. I have made entire tailgates that refused to operate properly when asked to open work like new with the stuff. I use liberal overapplication and simply wipe off what was excess. Doors also open smoother. Window tracks I have not attempted.

I also shoot the key cylinders with it too including some on the key and putting the key in and turning it. Never a bad result yet.

Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658677
02/07/18 05:23 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
JC1 Offline
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I use fluid film, do it in the fall when I'm spraying the vehicles.

Last edited by JC1; 02/07/18 05:24 AM.

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Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: JC1] #4658686
02/07/18 05:42 AM
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Toto Offline
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
I lubricate my door hinges twice per year and have used many different types of oils/lubricants over the years,and I also include the door gaskets using silicon, I will look for the 3in1 oil 4WD uses, the bottles look cool!
TOTO.


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Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658695
02/07/18 06:03 AM
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Alabama, United States
Red91 Offline
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Alabama, United States
Transmission fluid or PB Blaster.


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Supertech 20/50
'15 Chevy Cruze
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Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658742
02/07/18 07:22 AM
02/07/18 07:22 AM
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California
SavagePatch Offline
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California
I like Tri-flow. It's like 3-in-1 but with the addition of PTFE (Teflon). Comes with a little straw that fits into the tip for accurate application.


Re: Lubricating vehicle door hinges? [Re: Georgiey22] #4658756
02/07/18 07:31 AM
02/07/18 07:31 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Upstate NY
On some cars you should also oil the gas flap hinge. On my old Camry I opened the flap (it was not opening easily) and it broke off into my hand. It was glued on. After retrieving it from where I had thrown it, I glued it back on the way it had been glued at the factory. It stayed in place and was there when I sold the car.


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