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Door hinge.
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Author:  baxter [ Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Door hinge.

Has anyone been able to free a Rossa door hinge that is seized? One of my drivers door hinges is seized and I have had it soaking in wd40 over night with no luck and dismantling oil for a few hour, I have had it in a vice and can only move it back and forth a little bit. I havent tried heat yet because I have run out of gas in my blow lamp. There is no hinge pin to remove because it is welded at the top and bottom.

Author:  Sven [ Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Door hinge.

Although WD40 has many uses, its not the best product for freeing siezed bolts & brackets.
Plus gas is a much better product for this type of problem. I've also heard that a 50/50 mix of automatic transmission fluid & acetone works really well.
Probably a combination of a good soak & then some heat is your best option.

Author:  RaymondH [ Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Door hinge.

I had the opposite problem in that mine were loose with a lot of play even though they had never been used. I got new ones from Alan at Rossabitz.

Author:  baxter [ Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Door hinge.

I will try the 50/50 mix today and try to heat the outside up, if all fails I will send Alan a message to see if he still has any hinges, infact you have just reminded me I need to ask Alan about some other items I could do with.

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