Is your garage door really squeaky and loud? Well my dad always told me where there’s a squeak, there’s parts rubbing together and when they’re rubbing together they’re going to wear out. So in this article I’m going to show you how easy it is to lubricate your door so you get rid of all those squeaks and help your door last a lot longer. Let’s get started!
Now before I get started I wanted you to have a chance to listen to what my door sounds like now. This is before I’ve done anything at all and at the end of this video I’ll have a quick comparison that shows just how much quieter it is after a little bit of lubrication.
All right so let’s start with discussing the supplies and the tools that you’re going to need to get this job done, starting with the lubricant that we’re going to use. This is a white lithium-based lubricant. It is made by WD-40 brand, but it is not regular WD-40. If you don’t learn anything else from this video, pay attention to this next part: do not use regular WD-40 to lubricate your garage door. Regular wd-40 is actually a de-greaser, it’s not a lubricant – and it attracts dirt, and it attracts dust, and it will destroy your garage door pieces and all the parts that rub together. Do not use regular WD-40. You want to pick up any kind of a lubricant that has a white lithium base. This just happens to be a WD-40 brand.
As you can see here though, when I went to the store (this happens to have been Lowe’s) to pick it up there are several different brands of white lithium based grease – and I know that you can pick this up not only at Lowe’s, but Home Depot, Walmart, almost anywhere that has any kind of a home improvement section will have a white lithium-based grease. In addition to making sure it’s white lithium, also make sure that it’s got a straw like this so that you can pinpoint the application of the lubricant. You’ll see why that’s going to be important here in just a few minutes – we’ve got some real tight spots to get this into.
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