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Scott in Houston 05-31-2013 05:31 PM

Door hinge lube, ever?
Just a thought because I plan to remove my doors this weekend, and I thought about whether I should consider ever lubing them.
They swing fine, but I've heard some are hard to remove and/or place back on the Jeep.

Should you ever lube the hinge?
If so, any recommendations? (Gun oil, motor oil, etc)

panthermark 05-31-2013 05:43 PM

White Lithium Grease

aelwero 05-31-2013 05:51 PM


Blastek 05-31-2013 05:53 PM

Used white lithium grease on them last fall. The doors came right off as if i put them on yesterday.

SuperTJ 05-31-2013 05:53 PM

I use marine grade grease.

LewdDude 05-31-2013 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by panthermark (Post 3812444)
white lithium grease


Scott in Houston 05-31-2013 06:02 PM

So.... No?

Kidding. Thanks gang.

Would CLP gun oil be a bad thing? (Can't see why it would, but curious.)

aelwero 05-31-2013 06:37 PM

CLP won't last as long as lithium, but should work just as well I'd imagine. If you use it enough to build up the teflon coat, it ought to work awesome.

I like graphite because it's wicked sandy in west texas and grease/oil becomes mud in short order :)

overblown 05-31-2013 07:34 PM

Another vote for graphite.

Rooster76 05-31-2013 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by panthermark (Post 3812444)
White Lithium Grease

This is what the maintenance schedule in the user manual suggest. Every 6 months.

WD40 now makes a white lithium spray. I think traditionally is like in a tooth paste type of application? I don't know much about grease. Maybe one is better than the other.

Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate, tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubri- cated periodically with a lithium-based grease, such as MOPAR􏰁 Spray White Lube or equivalent, to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating, excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular attention should also be given to hood latching components to ensure proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent, directly into the lock cylinder.

Barmanvarn 05-31-2013 09:42 PM

White lithium is awesome stuff. I use it to lube my firearms.

igivup 05-31-2013 09:57 PM

Delrin rod inserts and no lubrication required.

GreenRubi 05-31-2013 10:08 PM


Originally Posted by panthermark (Post 3812444)
white lithium grease


tlminh 05-31-2013 11:08 PM

I didn't have any automotive grease so I used bike lube instead, works like a charm!

gsn 05-31-2013 11:11 PM

Astroglide... recommended by astronauts :flipoff:

Jstraw 08-13-2013 08:21 AM

Where do you find graphite? Do you need to remove any existing grease to apply the graphite?

Ivoryring 08-13-2013 09:00 AM

I use a dab of sil glyde every time I put the door back on. It is a bit messy over time, but it's outside (as defined by the door seal) so who cares.

aelwero 08-13-2013 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by Jstraw (Post 4072145)
Where do you find graphite? Do you need to remove any existing grease to apply the graphite?

Home depot has both powder and spray graphite. Found it in the hardware section by the doorknobs and screen door hardware. The spray goes on really thin but its easier to get it on the entire door pin.

I'd take the grease off here because I'm in the desert and grease collects sand and dust. Don't think it would hurt anything to have grease and graphite mixed, but ideally you want the graphite to stick to the metal, and it probably won't if its greased.

You could also just scribble all over the pin with a contractor pencil... Its basically the same thing. We used to do that for door hinges whenever we hung doors in houses. Even that small an amount would prevent creaking.

aypanthony 08-13-2013 09:57 AM

I use a silicone grease.

I would think you would want to avoid any sort of petroleum based grease since it is bad for the paint finish.

Test4Echo 08-13-2013 09:58 AM

Take a look at Rand CLP

The reviews on this stuff from military to personal are second to none.

DigDug 08-13-2013 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by gsn (Post 3813315)
Astroglide... recommended by astronauts :flipoff:

My wife would kill me...she doesn't like me to use her products on my stuff!

I used this because it was handy. Works well... for spark plugs and O2 sensors as well.

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