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post #1 of 41 Old 07-30-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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What grease for door hinges?

I'm planning to take my doors off for the first time this summer... my jeep is an 07 that I bought this winter used. I am assuming that when I put the doors back on I should grease the hinges/pins to prevent corrosion. Can anybody tell me what's the best stuff to buy? Extra points if you can provide a link to a cheap supplier!!!! Who's bored?

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I'm planning to take my doors off for the first time this summer... my jeep is an 07 that I bought this winter used. I am assuming that when I put the doors back on I should grease the hinges/pins to prevent corrosion. Can anybody tell me what's the best stuff to buy? Extra points if you can provide a link to a cheap supplier!!!! Who's bored?

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Since the bushing in the body side hinge is nylon of some sort it probably doesn't need anything. But I just give it a little shot of LPS or WD40. I have a buddy who likes to put some anti seize but I think that's overkill.

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My doors were hard to remove and the hinge pins were very dry so I just cleaned them and put a light coating of multi purpose grease on them. Seemed to do the trick. If it trashes the bushes I'll just buy some aluminum ones.
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I live in Western New York so I drive on salt covered roads for the better part of the year. My doors would be impossible to take off in the summer if I didn't lube the hinges on a regular basis. I just use a white lithium grease in a spray can. Small squirt in each hinge and wipe off the excess. It's worked good so far.
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White lithium here too. The tube kind though. I don't take the doors off much, but they were a PITA before I greased them.
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I prefer graphite on the plastic hinge bushings- doesn't attract dirt and debris. Works very well.
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I use white lithium grease in the tube too, but only cuz I had it handy and my doors were a bitch to pull off at first.

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I use white lithium grease as well.

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I take the doors off every couple of months in the winter and put some synthetic grease on them... come off easy every time.

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I just use a white lithium grease in a spray can. Small squirt in each hinge and wipe off the excess. It's worked good so far.
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I use marine grade bearing grease (because it's always in my toolbox) never had any problems installing or removing my doors.

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ptfe synthetic teflon doesn't collect dust

got Jeep got stuff, never enough of the right stuff tho

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you guys will probably laugh at this one, but I use Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and apply it with a Q-tip and so far it has yet to fail me on two Jeeps, super cheap, and the tub (small one) has lasted 6 years so far

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Bearing grease here too, cuz it's already in my toolbox. I just put a dab on the post before I slide them on and swing the door back and forth a few times to spread the love. Wipe off any extra that oozes out so it doesn't pick up dirt. Before I started doing these the doors were growing increasingly difficult to lift off, and the pins had begun to rust and squeek. No more of that now!

On a side note, our mechanic for our big trucks was showing me how to replace a broken wheel stud recently (long story) and he uses a dab of bearing grease on the studs before he runs his lug nuts on. I'd never heard of greasing wheel studs before but I'm doing it now and it definitely cuts back on the rust and the chance of cross threading.

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you guys will probably laugh at this one, but I use Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and apply it with a Q-tip and so far it has yet to fail me on two Jeeps, super cheap, and the tub (small one) has lasted 6 years so far
That's exactly what I was going to say!

Also, there is some sort of nylon braided sleeve in the body side hinge (inside the tube) and I tapped/ripped that bad boy out as quickly as possible. I'm sure that was a great idea on the drawing board but what a PITA in the real world.
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I use white lithium out of a tube or wd40. Whichever my hand reaches first.

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I applied Super-Lube synthetic since I already have and use it on the boat.

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Jeep Door Hinge Bushing/Sleeve/Insert Lubrication

I would recommend against using a petroleum-based lubricant on any door hinge with composite bushings/sleeves/inserts such as those used on Jeep Wranglers. These lubricants can cause the composite material to swell and degrade making problems worse. The best bet is to use a non-metallic bushing and run them dry. I recommend a high grade engineering plastic such as delrin. Some people will recommend brass bushings, but in reality a self lubricating plastic is the best long term choice from a wear stand point, and you won't have increased issues with galvanic corrosion causing rust on your hinges or bolts due to proximity of dissimilar metals. I can discuss further with anyone that would like more help with this and can help you get the exact bushings you need. E-mail me through my website if you want to learn more.

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I would recommend against using a petroleum-based lubricant on any door hinge with composite bushings/sleeves/inserts such as those used on Jeep Wranglers. These lubricants can cause the composite material to swell and degrade making problems worse. The best bet is to use a non-metallic bushing and run them dry. I recommend a high grade engineering plastic such as delrin. Some people will recommend brass bushings, but in reality a self lubricating plastic is the best long term choice from a wear stand point, and you won't have increased issues with galvanic corrosion causing rust on your hinges or bolts due to proximity of dissimilar metals. I can discuss further with anyone that would like more help with this and can help you get the exact bushings you need. E-mail me through my website if you want to learn more.

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Napa Sil-glyde works great for the door bushings, also the top and door seals.

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I'm planning to take my doors off for the first time this summer... my jeep is an 07 that I bought this winter used. I am assuming that when I put the doors back on I should grease the hinges/pins to prevent corrosion. Can anybody tell me what's the best stuff to buy? Extra points if you can provide a link to a cheap supplier!!!! Who's bored?

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Mine were suoer seized. It took an hour to get both off. I sanded the pins and hit them with antisieze and they've been good since.

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Do you all keep the torx bolts on the bottom or did you toss them?

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Mine are sittin on a shelf in my garage for over a year now. I don't want to lose them cause I hear they're like 20 bucks a piece to replace.
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