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    Default Hitch platform rack with tight hinges

    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by creadinger View Post
    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!

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    White lithium grease is recommended for outdoor use

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    Good ole’ automotive multi purpose grease. Same stuff you pack wheel bearings with.

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    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.

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    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.

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