Greasing hangar doors

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Lawson Laslo, Apr 14, 2019 at 11:20 AM.

  1. Lawson Laslo

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    do you ever grease a sliding hangar door with bottom tracks, if so where
    My door was really easy to open and in the past couple weeks it got really hard to open.
     
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    Collects dirt, what a mess
     
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    Seems to me that the grease would just make the dirt stick worse. Have you tried brushing the rails with a broom or a leaf blower to get the dirt off?
     
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    Have not I will try that, any other suggestions
     
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    Graphite powder?
     
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    I use Corrosion X.... And once it tacks, up, it works just fine.
     
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    I have used candle wax.
     
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    What does the manufacturer of your door specify?
     
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    It's less about the track and more about the axle / bearings in the wheels at the top & bottom of the door. The weight is usually carried by the wheels at the top, with the bottom rollers simply providing guidance to keep it moving straight. Make sure the wheels are lubed and fhe bearings aren't shot.
     
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    I might try some triflo or perhaps silicone spray.
     
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