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creadinger
07-23-2018, 07:21 PM
I have a Thule T2 hitch rack that folds up.

The hinges are starting to get a little tight from being out in all weather. Some forums have talked about lubing them to keep things flexible, but nowhere does anyone mention what type of oil/lube/grease to use.

Any ideas??

Thanks!

drevil
07-23-2018, 09:27 PM
I have a Thule T2 hitch rack that folds up.

The hinges are starting to get a little tight from being out in all weather. Some forums have talked about living them to keep things flexible, but nowhere does anyone mention what type of oil/lube/grease to use.

Any ideas??

Thanks!

Tri-Flow oil is good for just about everything, and will make your rack smell fruity to boot! :D

AFHokie
07-23-2018, 09:45 PM
White lithium grease is recommended for outdoor use

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Lt. Dan
07-24-2018, 08:20 AM
Good ole’ automotive multi purpose grease. Same stuff you pack wheel bearings with.

creadinger
07-24-2018, 11:31 AM
Ok, so thanks for the replies. They couldn't really be more different in terms of products. And incidentally I don't have any of those specific things already. The replies also tells me a lot - mostly that I've been thinking about this WAY too hard. Something is probably better than nothing.

I'll see if the local hardware store has anything like white lightning. I would guess it will be a lot longer lasting than either chain lube or multipurpose grease.

Tania
07-24-2018, 12:29 PM
I just use a drop or two of chain lube since I keep some in the back of my car which makes it handy. Only as often as they get too squeaky or stiff.