are greased at the factory for quiet and trouble-free
operation. If there is any squeaking that occurs after
installation, put a drop of "3 in 1 Oil" (also
known as "household oil") on the white nylon
washer that the hinge body pivots on. This washer is the
component that acts as a buffer, so the body of the hinge
doesn't pivot directly on the brass center block. This
solution doesn't require the disassembly of the hinge.
Note: Do not use spray lubricant on these hinges. If the hinge has been disassembled,
upon re-assembly, use white lithium grease to lubricate the interior mechanism.
use an abrasive cleaner on the hardware. Many of
the components are coated with a clear lacquer that
will be irreparably damaged if subjected to harsh, abrasive
chemicals. Advise your customer that drying the hardware
with a clean, soft towel on a daily basis is the best
way to maintain the hardware. If mineral deposits build-up,
mix a couple of drops of a mild liquid soap (such as
Ivory or a similar product) into a cup of warm water.
Using a soft, non-abrasive cloth, clean the hardware.
Rinse thoroughly with clean, warm water and dry.