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Since I was unable to find a way to lubricate the door hinges other than removing the doors, I decided to open a new topic on Lubrication.  Not that there are other locations that are a puzzle, but just maybe.
I can not figure a good way to lubricate the door hinges without making a big mess.  Anybody out in JHPS land have a good method for this operation?  Or any other places that may need lubricant that are difficult?

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I just found this stuff which could help. It's basic all-purpose grease in a WD-40 style spray bottle. It's supposed to spray out thin and then thicken up. The tube should help direct where the grease goes in hard to get to places.

I bought it for the door latches which are hard to get at even with the door panels off. But I haven't had a chance to try it yet because the brakes have trumped any other repairs at the moment.

(BTW, I'm not endorsing the brand here just the delivery method!)

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Seems that all the new car dealers use lithium grease (pink) for that application.
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A mechanic friend told me recently that Red Line Synthetic CV-2 Grease is the thing these days. Will not dry out over long periods like the white stuff.

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Thanks guys, but what to use isn't the problem.  It's how do you get it into the hinge?
I just tried using a piece of 1/8 inch tubing.  About a foot long, and put a few drops into the tubing.  Then located the end at the hinge pivot.  Blew into the tube which spray the oil.  But I don't think much went into the hinge since the door still squeaks.
Any other ideas.
Thanks again,
Clif

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I love solid lubricants like graphite and MoS2.
Grainger makes a spray can with MoS2 in an evaporating carrier. The spray penetrates very small spaces and carries the MoS2 with it. The volitile carrier soon evaporates, leaving a coating of the solid lubricant.

Grainger: #2F138 Dry Moly Lube, 16 oz, Net 11 oz about $12.

Worth a try, for sure.
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