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Old 09-14-2015, 12:30 PM   #21
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I wonder why the roll pin isn't installed in the bottom piece and let gravity do it's work? Maybe they are installed upside down? I would remove the roll pin and reinstall with it on the bottom cap.
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:32 PM   #22
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With what? And despite my applying a chrome metal polish/protectant (Blue Magic), my hinges are getting a little pitted. Should I use my Dremel and attachment to fix this? If so, which attachment?
Some 3in1 oil. Mine are also starting to pit, I think it is the foreign made steel vs true stainless. Perhaps a marine place may have better hinges, something to research over the winter. At least we have pictures we can use now!
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:37 PM   #23
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Some 3in1 oil. Mine are also starting to pit, I think it is the foreign made steel vs true stainless. Perhaps a marine place may have better hinges, something to research over the winter. At least we have pictures we can use now!
Hi: cpaharley2008... I believe the hinges are actually for walk in refers. The metal therefore may not be weather resistant.
After using my trusty can of 3in1... I gave them a polish with my tube of Autosol metal polish. A li'l dab'll do!!! Alf
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:50 PM   #24
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Are we sure of what the metal is? Looks to me like it could be die cast zamak with a chrome finish. In which case the pitting is inevitable. Keeping it protected with wax will inhibit pitting.

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I use a graphite or a dry silicon spray to lube with so as not to attract a buildup of foreign matter. Both are available at the Depot or any hardware store.
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I wonder why the roll pin isn't installed in the bottom piece and let gravity do it's work? Maybe they are installed upside down? I would remove the roll pin and reinstall with it on the bottom cap.

Hi Jim if the roll pin comes out (which it can't once it's pressed in) the pin or cap will fall out. With mine the cap disappeared from the top and the pin slipped down. Reace replaced it the new ones are fine with both containing pressed in roll pins. Thus I will have no more problems.

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Old 09-14-2015, 03:17 PM   #27
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Hi Jim if the roll pin comes out (which it can't once it's pressed in) the pin or cap will fall out. With mine the cap disappeared from the top and the pin slipped down. Reace replaced it the new ones are fine with both containing pressed in roll pins. Thus I will have no more problems.

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Same thing happened to my top hinge. I pulled the pin all the way down and out and inserted it from the top to get home. It happened maybe 4 weeks after pick-up. ETI replaced the hinge under warranty.
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I'm just trying to figure why would it not make sense to install the pin down and install the roll pin at the bottom to keep it in place and from going upwards, similar to a house hinge, the flat head is on the top.
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I'm just trying to figure why would it not make sense to install the pin down and install the roll pin at the bottom to keep it in place and from going upwards, similar to a house hinge, the flat head is on the top.
What?......
You expect the manufacturers to be logical.
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These may be a direct replacement. I have a set of these, the hinge pin is fixed with a solid flared end (no roll pin), you buy them specific for either a left or right application. I will check the set I have this weekend and see if they are a direct replacement Heavy Die-Cast Hinges - Lee Valley Tools

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