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We just moved into a Mission Viejo 1987 ranch style home. It has lots of wood with nylon rollers on closets and cabinet doors etc. I have found that ArmorAll Original is the best lubricant for the nylon rollers and parts. Inexpensive, easy to apply, cleans and lubricates. It seems to not collect any debris afterwards.
Okay, I'm totally editing this answer. My first answer was basically: products like 3-in-1 and silicone spray are great for loosening up stuck parts, but too light for long-term lubrication, pack it with grease (lithium grease, axle grease, pick your poison). I still stand by that... However; what if you went high-tech and installed a couple of actual ...
Since this is exterior, and I'd be too lazy to oil it after the first time, I'd use grease. It's the preferred maritime lubricant, and that's good enough for me. White Lithium Grease –joneakes.com Lithium Grease is that thick white grease you often find packed into bearing housings. It is the workhorse of the lubricants and can take high temperatures ...
I would use 3in1 oil, it lubricate moving parts, penetrate rust, it is great for cleaning and protecting. I have used this for year on the most stubborn tool, door, outside faucet handle and so on. I would use 3in1 oil at the Swing Fastener, putting drops starting at the top and working my way around, on both sides. Move the parts until it stop squeaking, ...
My favorite lube is Super-Lube. It contains PTFE (Teflon if you're DuPont). The grease is pretty water resistant, so rain won't wash it away. It also comes in a spray can. Their website is here. It's also great for guns. It withstands high temperatures (>500, if memory serves) and doesn't flow.
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