Thats like saying cookies are chocolate. Without brand specifics, "lube" can be anything.Garage door lube is silicone spray.
Silicone spray is a wet lube and as such will collect dust and grit as any wet lube will. Its best for metal to non metal or non metal to non metal lubrication. Metal to metal will gall when using silicone.If silicone is a poor metal lube, why does John Deere specify it for their 3 point hitch metal-to-metal contact hinge points? Those are quite high stress/force points. Don't want oil, because it attracts dust, which can lead to scratches on metal-to-metal surfaces. Silicone will not attract dust.
I use Tetra gun grease, It's what I had laying around its a Fluoropolymer or PTFE grease comes in a small 1oz toothpaste style tube with a needle tip only goes where you put it and fits in the tight spaces.Ok, we finally had a warm day so I grabbed my fresh spray can of lithium grease and took a few shots at the front door hinges. The force of the spray was so strong the lube ricocheted off the hinges and went all over the place. What a mess. I should have paid more attention to the brand name on the can - Blaster (lol). So now I'll get a tube of lithium grease and try that instead. I should be able to get it where it needs to go with minimal mess.
I just had a new up and over garage door installed. The installer recommended lubricating the main tension spring and all hinge points with engine oil every 3 months. He also recommended cleaning the door channels on either side then lubricating with with WD-40.Garage door lube is silicone spray.
Not trying to jump into this over my head discussion but AFAIK WD-40 is a cleaner not a lubricator.I just had a new up and over garage door installed. The installer recommended lubricating the main tension spring and all hinge points with engine oil every 3 months. He also recommended cleaning the door channels on either side then lubricating with with WD-40.