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Old 04-16-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Best way to 'unsieze' a rusty hinge

So I've tried WD40 but the only way it will move is if I bash it with a hammer.

I seem to recall my father long ago soaking stuff in kerosene. Will this help?


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Mild acid (like a toilet bowl cleaner) will help--then clean with soapy water and oil it up---

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PB Blaster or a similar rust penetrator. I use Kroil all the time on old Chevys.
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Naval Jelly or something like Liquid Wrench but you will have to clean it up afterward.

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Keep oiling it and keep moving it. Soaking kerosene might help.

Heat could be of assistance also. Be careful the WD40 is very flammable.
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PB Blaster or a similar rust penetrator. I use Kroil all the time on old Chevys.
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It's handy to have on hand, especially here in Michigan where every vehicle starts developing the cancer after a few years....
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PB Blaster or a similar rust penetrator. I use Kroil all the time on old Chevys.
+1 on the pb blaster. anyone who has ever worked on a few cars in their lifetime always has a bottle or two of this around.
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PB Blaster or a similar rust penetrator. I use Kroil all the time on old Chevys.
I don't think we have that here.
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Naval Jelly or something like Liquid Wrench but you will have to clean it up afterward.
Or these...........

I'll persevere with the WD40 and maybe try some sewing machine oil?
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If you can't get Kroil or PB Blaster (both good), call an auto parts store and see what's the best "penetrant" they have.
Then knock the pin out and clean with steel wool or fine sandpaper.
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+1 on the pb blaster. anyone who has ever worked on a few cars in their lifetime always has a bottle or two of this around.
+2 on PB Blaster. I may be just kidding myself, but I think it works much better than WD40.
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WD40, nor sewing machine oil, are going to free up rust; one is a Water Dispersant, useful as a light coating to prevent rust on tools, etc., as well as other similar uses, and the other is a light lubricant. PB Blaster is readily available, most likely at your local hardware, auto parts store, marina, or big box, is something that you will most likely use again, and would be my first choice at solving the problem.
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WD40, nor sewing machine oil, are going to free up rust; one is a Water Dispersant, useful as a light coating to prevent rust on tools, etc., as well as other similar uses, and the other is a light lubricant. PB Blaster is readily available, most likely at your local hardware, auto parts store, marina, or big box, is something that you will most likely use again, and would be my first choice at solving the problem.
Agreed. WD-40 and PB Blaster are not the same product.
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We always soak our boom pins for the cranes in diesel fuel (kerosene) been doing it for years.
PB Blaster is good stuff too.

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If the hinge can be removed....do so and drop it into a bucket of vinegar. Let it soak for a few days....when you can move it by hand....give it a few moves...drop it in for a few more hours...repeat untill it looks like it is moving easy...

Rinse well with water....then soak the crap out of it with oil or WD40

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