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Salice hinges

8/28/19       
Kip  Member

Website: covenantcustomcabs.com

Just wondering if someone can tell me why salice hinges are so greasy and nasty compared to other brands. I love them but the black grease that’s all over them makes it very hard to keep my finished products clean. Just curious, thanks.

8/29/19       #2: Salice hinges ...
Matt

We use a LOT of Salice hinges including the ones in my own kitchen-- mostly Silentia models. Never had any grease on them. Salice is the only hinge manufacturer we use unless forced to buy something else in strange situations.

What kind of hinge is this?

8/29/19       #3: Salice hinges ...
Dennis Bean  Member

Website: http://www.saliceamerica.com

Hello Kip,

I would like to discuss this with you further and, if possible have you send us some samples. Is this something recent or have you seen this over a longer period? Also, if you happen to have an original Salice box that these were in, there is a production lot number on the label. It would help to know this.

As part of the normal production process, a small amount of biodegradable, non toxic, non petroleum based lubricant is automatically applied to the spring of each hinge. The amount applied is a very small spot less than the size of a grain of rice. Over time, this slowly disperses over the surface of the spring, giving it a lifetime of smooth operation.

If you have a few samples you can send, please address them to my attention. I would like to look into this further.

Salice America
2123 Crown Centre Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28227
800.222.9652
Attn: Dennis Bean

Regards
Dennis

8/29/19       #4: Salice hinges ...
MarkB Member

Im with Matt, have been using Salice exclusively for a long time and I have never seen or felt a greasy hinge. It just never happens.

Salice, and even moreso Dennis, have been phenomenal to deal with as you can see above and I cant think of a reason I'd ever change.

8/29/19       #5: Salice hinges ...
Kip  Member

Website: covenantcustomcabs.com

Hi Dennis, thanks for the response. This is something I’ve had an issue with for the nearly 20 years that I’ve been using the hardware. I primarily use the BAU3R19 and the C 276D99 combo and sometimes I use the exentrhee compact hinge, although I have never had any issue with the exenthree. I don’t mention this to complain or to “stir up a mess” I simply have an issue with having a black mess all over my hands and finished product. I thought you might be able convey this information to your production team. They are not “covered” in a visible coating or anything like that, just a light “film” as it were. Thanks for your attention.

8/29/19       #6: Salice hinges ...
Kip  Member

Website: covenantcustomcabs.com

I too applaud the service and quality of Salice products, they are top notch. Surely I’m not the only one who has experienced this. However, I’ve never had this issue with Blum or Grass, only Salice.

9/9/19       #7: Salice hinges ...
Matt

Given my track record with Salice, I'd be quicker to point to the distributor than I would with Salice. We buy about 8 different variations of their hinges, usually full cases, and never see this.

Are you perhaps getting repackaged stuff? Are you perhaps getting chinese-garage grade knockoff crap relabled as Salice?

9/9/19       #8: Salice hinges ...
Kip  Member

Website: covenantcustomcabs.com

Nope, no chance of counterfeit stuff. Full, presumably factory strapped full boxes most of the time. We used two brand new ,clean rags for a job last week hanging just fifty doors

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