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Pop Top Scissors Hinge

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Apr 06, 2023 9:19 am
by Randa france | 12.808 Posts

Can anyone suggest a lubricant that I can use on the Pop Top Scissors hinges. We uncovered the Eriba last weekend and one is very stiff.

I don't want to apply too much pull down stress on the handle but equally I don't wish to use anything that might mark the pop top fabric.

Randa


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RE: Pop Top Scissors Hinge

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Apr 06, 2023 9:53 am
by Captain Calamity | 341 Posts

Hi Roger. Don’t use WD40, it evaporates. I use a very small quantity of plain old 3 in 1 bicycle oil.


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RE: Pop Top Scissors Hinge

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:26 am
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.720 Posts

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RE: Pop Top Scissors Hinge

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:34 am
by Randa france | 12.808 Posts

Thanks Kevin and Pete for your suggestions. I like them both especially as I already have both in the shed

One thought, will the bicycle oil stain the fabric if I'm not careful?

Randa


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RE: Pop Top Scissors Hinge

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:44 am
by eribaMotters | 5.236 Posts

My van came out of hibernation last week. After a clean I noticed the pop top mechanism was stiff. I think the correct stuff is the white Lithium grease as Pepe has posted, I know it is usually used on car door hinges etc. I did not have any so used a dab of Vaseline in the horizontal grooves of the hinge. It appears to have worked nicely.

On other hinges, slides etc eg window stays, I use a ptfe spay. This is a dry lubricant so dirt cannot stick to it and turn into a grinding paste.

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RE: Pop Top Scissors Hinge

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Apr 07, 2023 1:22 pm
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

Don't use 3-in-1 oil - it is weird stuff that has a tendency to dry out and also attract any fluff and dust going. it's banned in my workshop... And it will mark the canvas. Lithium grease or dry PTFE would be my choice


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