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Soaking a hinge to free it up #1770753
03/03/15 08:27 PM
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I got these hinges and I would like to soak them to free them up, what should I use?

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Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: AZ_A12_BEE] #1770754
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Are they rusted ? I would go evaporust or kroil if you can find it.

Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: ademon] #1770755
03/03/15 08:45 PM
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Quote:

Are they rusted ? I would go evaporust or kroil if you can find it.




Mike not frozen but they have a sticky spot or two, I would really like them to move freely, the are for the front window of my 37


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Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: AZ_A12_BEE] #1770756
03/03/15 09:34 PM
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Can you drive the pin out? Then you could clean all the pieces & put it back together.
Are they bent? That would cause tight spots too.

Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: RestoRick] #1770757
03/03/15 09:37 PM
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Jsta' lite warm up with a propane torch and some WD40 should do the trick

Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: dOc - 3.0 !] #1770758
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From the pic they look a bit bent, not much maybe just the pic ???

Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: ademon] #1770759
03/03/15 09:52 PM
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Lube/unstick = 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF or PB Blaster.

Derust = Evaporust

Make them smooth and last another 50 years = disassemble and machine to straight smooth bores and a fresh, straight pin.

I'm looking into this for my van hinges, but the side and rear door hinge halves on the doors are riveted. I'll have to machine in place or disturb the rivets, which I'd prefer not to do...

Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: AZ_A12_BEE] #1770760
03/04/15 12:45 AM
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I agree with the kroil. Amazon has it, or buy direct from kano labs.



Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: AZ_A12_BEE] #1770761
03/04/15 07:15 PM
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Mix diesel fuel and ATF in a 50-50 ratio....works like a champ!

Re: Soaking a hinge to free it up [Re: rick@laysons] #1770762
03/04/15 07:53 PM
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GIBBS... can get it in spray cans or gallon container...Farmers use it to free up seized equipment left out during winter months...Ive used it on antique firearms with no damage to the original finish..

Looking at the pin gaps they do look bent..

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