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Old 03-17-2011, 03:12 AM   #1
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I have a back yard screen door that has spring-back hinges - hinges with springs that allow the door to close on its own.
They squeak quite a bit when the door is closing. Replacing them didn't solve the problem. When i spray them with WD40 it solves the noise problem for a few days and then the squeaking returned.
Can anyone recommend a type of lubricant that will last much longer.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:33 AM   #2
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I have a back yard screen door that has spring-back hinges - hinges with springs that allow the door to close on its own.
They squeak quite a bit when the door is closing. Replacing them didn't solve the problem. When i spray them with WD40 it solves the noise problem for a few days and then the squeaking returned.
Can anyone recommend a type of lubricant that will last much longer.
Thanks
Two come to mind...the first is a little messy, spray type grease that can be injected with a straw much like WD-40. Misty Spray shot if memory serves. The second is dry graphite...not as long lasting, but a lot neater. Hope I helped,
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3in1 oil will do better than wd-40.

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WD 40 is mainly to keep out moisture, not that good as a lubricant. Try what he suggested, and teflon or silicone based lubricants. But don't get the silicone on anything that gets painted, paint will not stick after that.
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Here's what I rely on for light lube and rust protection now:

http://www.fluid-film.com/



WARNING: Once you start using this stuff, you'll become addicted to it..............
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On all the upstairs door hinges in my last house, I used Finish Line teflon dry-lube (spray can) meant to be used for bike-chains. The slightest breeze would cause every door upstairs to slam closed. Never one squeak after that though.

http://www.finishlineusa.com/product...-plus-lube.htm
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White lithium grease.
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You can use a Teflon spray which is a multi purpose powder lubricant that is non-staining and non-oily and will not collect dirt and dust. It is chemically inert and is a fast drying dry film lubricant which can solve many friction problems you can buy it anywhere.
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WD40 is Water Displacement 40 like said before, not a lubricant. Be careful with graphite and your clothing, can be tough to get out. Some kind of penetrating oil should do the trick.

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