McKinney Maintenance and Care

McKinney hinges are manufactured in compliance with all applicable federal and ANSI specifications. Read general maintenance tips for providing long life and proper finish appearance.

Hinges must be free swinging without any binding. To align the hinges to prevent binding the use of shims is recommended, if required. If the hinges begin to make noise, remove any binding conditions, grease or lubricate all moving parts, re-mount the hinge and re-adjust the hinge with the proper shims.

McKinney hinges come “greased” from the factory, but should be checked on a regular basis for lubrication. McKinney recommends that hinges used in commercial, high frequency applications or in extreme environmental conditions be lubricated annually to ensure long life and quiet operation. To lubricate our standard hinge, remove the pin and apply a generous coating of lithium grease and reinsert the pin by driving it completely down to the shoulder of the pin head.

Hinges sized properly for the door weight, door size and frequency of use will last for a considerable period of time without maintenance. Hinge screws should be periodically inspected for tightness. Steel hinges are intended for use on interior applications only. Brass and Stainless steel hinges can be used for either interior or exterior. All steel will eventually rust and all brass will eventually tarnish. To slow down the corrosion/tarnishing process, a clear coat of lacquer is applied on the top surface of the steel or brass materials and the finish surface. Plated finishes receive a clear coating of lacquer to protect against atmospheric conditions. McKinney hinges painted or plated are in accordance with ANSI/BHMA finishing standards and ASTM B-117 salt spray standards. Caution should be used when installing the hinges to avoid damage to the painted or plated finish.

To remove dirt, the use of a soft damp cloth free any chemicals can be used. Abrasive cleaners or lacquer thinners should not be used to clean the surface of the hinges. To do so will void any warranty of that product.

For any questions about our product, please call us at 1-800-346-7707.

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