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RichardZ 09-04-2013 12:04 PM

Hinge Pin Help
I'm remodeling my bathroom, and removed the door. Unfortunately, one of the hinge pins rusted stuck, which caused me considerable problems until I turned to you guys (

Now, I'm putting things back together. I'm putting in new hinge pins. Is there any hinge pin (e.g., stainless steel) that's better than others for this damp/wet location?

Also, any lubricant you recommend that stands up better over time? Some possibilities:

o Wheel bearing grease
o White lithium grease
o Motor oil
o WD-40
o One of the PB Blaster products
o Liquid Wrench
o Silicon

Thanks for your help,


joecaption 09-04-2013 04:32 PM

Just replace the whole hinge with a solid brass one and never have to do anything to it.

RichardZ 09-04-2013 06:11 PM

joecaption, I like that idea! Unfortunately, I have a steel door frame, and one half of the hinge is welded to it. Thus, I can't swap it for a brass one. On the other hand, could I put in a brass hinge pin, and acheive the same result?


joecaption 09-04-2013 06:20 PM

Nope, going to set up electrolysis with dissimilar materials.
Need a steel pin.
Just use some WD 40 on it.
If it's rusting then the humidity is to high.

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