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Charlie Hill01/12/2009 22:59:29
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Hi All
I have Tudor style T hinges on the internal doors of my house. However some of them are noisy when opening / closing. I don't want to put 3 in 1 oil or such like on them as the oil might run down the door and stain the carpet.
What is safe to use to avoid staining the timber and carpets please?
Sparky01/12/2009 23:08:06
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You could use Camellia oil on them.
• Imported from Japan where used to protect tools against corrosion
• Natural vegetable oil blended with low viscosity light oil
• Won't transfer to the workpiece
• Effective barrier against rust and corrosion

Hope this helps.
Delete02/12/2009 15:19:26
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I would just use 3 in 1 and dont over do it apply the oil with a thin screwdriver. Lay some newspaper on the floor first to catch any small drips or accidents.
An alternative would be to replace the hinges. however probably not practical
John Jane02/12/2009 16:28:20
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I find 3 in 1 with a bit of pencil lead shaved into it helps cure squeaking hinges, you want the lead to remain in the hinge if poss.
Doug02/12/2009 17:57:32
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i find silicone spray does the trick.
Just applied sparingly.
Charlie Hill02/12/2009 21:15:39
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Thanks guys, very helpful.
Bespoke Joinery07/12/2009 16:48:41
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Posted by John Jane on 02/12/2009 16:28:20:
I find 3 in 1 with a bit of pencil lead shaved into it helps cure squeaking hinges, you want the lead to remain in the hinge if poss.
 Ooh this is interesting, never though of that before, good idea! 
Yeah 3-in-1 can stain, but if applied sparingly and left with paper to collect it underneath for a while you should be ok.
Bob09/12/2009 14:53:06
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Once upon a time the 3 in 1 people brought out a P.T.F.E. spray in a small arosol can; P.T.F.E. is colourless, oderless etc. Hope this gives you another choice.
Charlie Hill09/12/2009 20:37:02
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Thanks for your help Bob
Ralph Harvey09/12/2009 20:55:06
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Why not try the WD40 spray it can be directed by a small straw which will allow acurate use without overdoing it, failing that sylicone sprey is colourless.

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