Lubrication

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by wanderer, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. wanderer

    wanderer

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    I have noticed that my garage door is sqeaking when lifting with gas struts . What do i use to spray on the struts and do i use the same stuff for the hinges eg. (wd 40) or with (ptfe).
    I seem to remember someone saying one was not good to spray on the struts but i cant remember which
    Thanks
     
  2. iceni

    iceni

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    Are you sure its the struts and not the hinges thats squeaking?
    If it the strusts its best to use a natural lubricant such as a wipe over with olive oil.

    Hinges can be lubed with WD40 or silicon spray but watch overspray with silicon.
     

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