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Unread 01-04-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hinge Rust

I did some searching but didn't find much related to this topic. I'm experiencing some rust on my door hinge. During the summer months, when I had the doors off, I soaked the bolts in WD40 for a couple days and cleaned things up pretty well. But, I've got some rust showing up on the hinge.

Any idea what I should do to fix/stop this? Would touch-up paint fix the problem or just be a band-aide?

I also have a nice chip in the kickguard area. Which I'm considering using touch-up paint then getting the sill guards.

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Unread 01-04-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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Since you live in NY I would expect that's not the only spot you have rust. The best way to slow it down is to clean it up after you drive in the snow underside and the body.
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Unread 01-04-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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Saturate them in lithium grease, work it in real good then wipe off the excess,
Repeat yearly.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 09:06 PM   #4
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Thanks! What exactly is lithium grease though? Is that something that I can get at an auto parts store?

thanks.
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Unread 01-06-2008, 07:49 AM   #5
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Yah, it's same a wheel bering grease except it's white and keeps it's viscosity better in more extreem tempertur variations.
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Unread 01-06-2008, 08:43 AM   #6
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After getting a few good chips in mine I thought about getting them rhino lined. I think it would look good and be almost indestructible.
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Unread 01-06-2008, 09:52 AM   #7
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Here's a couple pictures for an example. There are the worst of the hinges.





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Unread 01-06-2008, 10:45 AM   #8
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Wow, those are some tiny pics.

But, from what I can see, mine look like that too.
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Unread 01-06-2008, 11:10 AM   #9
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Yah, it's same a wheel bering grease except it's white and keeps it's viscosity better in more extreem tempertur variations.

That is incorrect, just about any can of Lithium Grease will state that it is not for high temperature applications.

However, it works great for the moving parts of doors, hinges and window regulators.
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Unread 01-06-2008, 11:26 AM   #10
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so you know those hinges are made out of aluminum.

if you use some cleaner wax/compound on them im sure itll come off the painted surfaces
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Unread 01-06-2008, 10:19 PM   #11
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I also have rust on my hinges, as well as on the metal parts of the front seats. Am I correct in assuming that a bit of surface rust is normal, especially near the ocean?
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Unread 01-07-2008, 05:04 AM   #12
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That is incorrect, just about any can of Lithium Grease will state that it is not for high temperature applications.

However, it works great for the moving parts of doors, hinges and window regulators.
Thanks for correction,

I wasn't specific but was implying for the cold, wheel bearing greese seems to gel up and work it's way out faster come -20 celecius, which the wife may not like to much if she were to lean up against it.
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Unread 01-07-2008, 03:16 PM   #13
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Take your rusty hinged (actually pins) vehicle back to the dealer for replacement hinges, A change notification has been implemented months ago to address this engineering defect.
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Unread 01-07-2008, 05:29 PM   #14
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...A change notification has been implemented months ago to address this engineering defect.
Do you have a reference or TSB #?
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Unread 01-29-2008, 10:51 PM   #15
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Yes, if you have the number, let me know as I bring mine in for service this week and am also experiencing rust on the hinges. Less than 1 year old. Too soon IMHO.
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