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Hi all,if your padlocks are not opening & closing as they should,squirt a little graphite dust into the keyhole & other moving parts & they will be as good as new. James jj777746
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I have two sets of 4 matched key locks that live outside. Every couple of years they get a shot of graphite and work like new. Only problem is how fast I manage to lose the tube.
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Just don't use Graphite and WD40 together. N
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Just don't use Graphite and WD40 together. N
My local locksmith, and incidentally the auto body shop, both recommend using WD 40 ONLY; they both detest graphite. The locksmith claims it gunks up the pins, preventing them from moving freely. The WD40 prevents moisture from getting in in the first place, which causes all the problems (here on the Wet Coast).
WD40 is not a lubricant, but it is a decent solvent/cleaner.
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WD= water displacing.
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I was about to add the WD40 information in the post but began to nod off,so I switched off.James.jj777746
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