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Cheap Way to Lubricate Squeaky Hinges

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January 8, 2005

What can I use to lubricate squeaky hinges with? Most things I have used cost quit a bit. I want something other than oil, thicker and longer lasting.

James Jackson


By mrsmacd5 (Guest Post)
January 9, 20051 found this helpful
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I use a little squirt of cooking spray. Works great and is cheap.

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January 9, 20050 found this helpful
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Have you tried WD-40? I would think that should work.

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By Jean (Guest Post)
January 16, 20050 found this helpful
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In the "old days" they would rub the hinges with a bar of soap. It works, and depending on your soap, it smells good.

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By Charles Swartz (Guest Post)
June 28, 20070 found this helpful
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In case you haven't figured it out in the 2 years since your question, WD-40 is a cleaner, not a lubricant. You'll be applying WD-40 every few weeks if you only use it. The best thing I've found is take the hinge pins out (1 at a time), clean them with WD-40, scrub them with extra fine steel wool, and dip them in Motorcycle Chain Lubricant (1 bottle costs a few dollars, but will last a long time for hinges).


The MCL is meant to stand up to road conditions, humidity, and temperature.

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