Lubricant For Cupboard Catches?

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  1. Photo4x4

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    Hello

    Can anyone please recommend a spray lubricant for my overhead cupboard catches? They seem to be made of a hard plastic.

    Thanks

    KH
     
  2. DanielFord

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    I've always used WD40 on ours, seems to do the trick, but hold a tissue underneath to catch the surplus.
     
  3. Stroppy Bird

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    I have a can of the thetford seal lubricant spray, which as well as squirting on the loo seals if it's not going to be used for a while is useful for all manner of things - including plastic catches.

    So far it has freed up my sticking roof light, sticking tambour shower door and various door catches.
     
  4. Judge Mental

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    Maybe silicon spray?
     
  5. Khizzie

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    Furniture polish containing silicon.£1out of poundlands..
     
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    We have a small tin of Vaseline which we apply intermittently to the 'door open' catch and the rubber seal on the door where it 'snags' a little on the Milenco lock. The residue I rub on the locker catches and it seem to do the trick.
     
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    Update...

    I used a squirt of WD40 and made sure that it could not drip onto the soft furnishings and it has cured my sticking catches. I'll look out for some silicone polish now.

    Thanks for all your suggestions.

    KH
     
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    Another vote for silicone spray (rather than polish). Wonderful stuff if you need a "clean" lubricant, doesn't attract muck like using Vaseline can. Great on sliding surfaces like cab window seals. Also good on door seals to stop the doors freezing shut in winter.

    I use Wynns, a tin last for absolutely ages, other (cheaper) brands are available!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wynns-Sil...498?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item5673d5fa22
     
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