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What Is Lithium Grease?

by Megan Allyce Snider

Lithium grease may be used in the household and in mechanical situations as a lubricant. Each company sells a different form of lithium grease, sometimes adding different chemicals at differing amounts. You will have to examine each and try to determine which would work best for your intended uses.


Lithium grease is a thickener used to thicken oil content. Once it has thickened it is a “grease” and no longer an “oil."

Household Uses

Lithium grease is a lubricant. It may be used inside the household. It is used on sliding doors, windows, hinges, garage door tracks and chains.

Automotive Uses

Lithium grease can also be used on automobiles. It lubricates and protects car door hinges, locks, battery terminals, break linkages, springs, gears, bearings, seat tracks and window regulators.


Different brands of lithium grease add different quantities of substances to make a unique mixture. The components of the mixture are differing quantities of lye soap, mineral oil, diester oil, polyatomic ester oil and silicone oil.


Lithium grease is also sold as a spray. The spray may be used in the household or for garage or mechanic purposes. It may be water and heat resistant and stop rust from forming as well as being a lubricant.

About the Author

Megan Allyce Snider is a freelance writer who has contributed to a variety of websites. Snider holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jacksonville State University and an Associate of Arts in liberal arts from Muscatine Community College. She has also studied German and English at Shorter College.

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