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Since the lack of body lubrication or lubricating the body and body hardware incorrectly can cause considerable trouble, a few brief remarks will be made here on this subject. Too many owners feel that general car lubrication takes care of everything. It does not. In some instances it may, but very frequently some vital points are missed or the wrong lubricant is used.

Dripless penetration oil

This oil is thinned down with a solvent that easily penetrates tight places and cuts the grease or oil, thus allowing it to enter.

The solvent soon evaporates and leaves a film of heavy oil that will not run under ordinary heat and will not drip on other parts. This qualifies this oil for many uses around the body.

This lubrication should be used on the following parts and locations :

  • Door hinges
  • Door locks
  • Door check
  • Door window regulator bearings
  • Trunk hinges
  • Trunk lock
  • Trunk supports
  • Deck lid hinges
  • Deck lid lock
  • Deck lid support
  • Hood hinges
  • Hood catch bearings
  • Cowl ventilator

Door-ease grease stick

Door-Ease Grease Stick is a heavy non-staining lubricant that leaves a film to lubricate but does not rub off or stain clothing. Only a small amount is needed which answers the purpose better than a large quantity.

This lubrication should be used on the following parts and locations :

  • Door lock striker plate
  • Door lock bolt
  • Door dovetail bumper wedgeplate
  • Trunk lock bolt
  • Deck lid lock bolt
  • Deck lid lock striker plate
  • Hood lacings
  • Hood catch


Graphite in "microfyne" powdered form penetrates into crevices by blowing it in with the gun. Graphite lubricates where slow-moving flat surfaces occur and where oil or grease might collect dust and gum on the surface.

This lubrication should be used on the following parts and locations :

  • Door rubber bumpers
  • Door weatherstrips
  • Convertible coupe window glass runs
  • Door locking handle cylinders
  • All rubber weatherstrips

Soft cup grease

This lubrication should be used on the following parts and locations :

  • Windshield wiper housing cap
  • Door window cam channels
  • Adjustable front seat mechanism

Cleaning lock cylinders

Locking handle cylinders require cleaning and lubrication occasionally but they should never be oiled. Oil will collect dust and grime that eventually will clog and render the locking mechanism inoperative.

To clean a lock cylinder, spray it inside with cleaning solvent to cut and dissolve the grease and oil. Work the key in it to see that it is in working order, then after the solvent has evaporated, spray with powdered graphite to lubricate.