Recent Topics
So What Oil Filter Is Everyone Using ?
by crazyoildude
09/19/14 02:30 AM
ACEA ratings
by slidetaker
09/19/14 01:55 AM
Crazy long drain interval
by dan87951
09/19/14 12:55 AM
When did the price of brass go up so high?
by Merkava_4
09/19/14 12:12 AM
MICRO GREEN OIL FILTER
by David1
09/18/14 11:21 PM
Scotland votes in referendum on independence!
by antiqueshell
09/18/14 09:53 PM
Wix 51334XP vs 51344 more media vs better media
by tommygunn
09/18/14 09:43 PM
Alignment Issue, Pulling to the Side
by Nick1994
09/18/14 09:26 PM
Need Opinion On Medical Alert Device Mom Can Wear?
by crazyoildude
09/18/14 09:12 PM
School safety
by CourierDriver
09/18/14 08:49 PM
Strange new noise
by buck91
09/18/14 08:23 PM
Switching Internet service providers??
by ClutchDisc
09/18/14 08:07 PM
Newest Members
FabSpecialists, Sanddog, 87Diesel, genericnj, Quickvr4
51341 Registered Users
Who's Online
18 registered (cb_13, crazyoildude, asiancivicmaniac, CATERHAM, 01_celica_gt, 3 invisible), 596 Guests and 196 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51341 Members
64 Forums
219451 Topics
3463265 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2303877 - 07/02/11 06:23 AM Best lubricant for key lock
MetalSlug Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 2134
Loc: vicksburg ms
what is best lubricant for key lock and ingnition lock. that last a long time in cold and freezing and hot weather. I dont like graphite lubricant since I have to clean my key every time i take off the key lock. It work great for me many year, just that cleaning part that I dont like about it. Any opinion is welcome.
_________________________
05 Expedition 5.4L 3v Super Mobil 5w20 FL820s

Top
#2303888 - 07/02/11 06:42 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
toyota62 Offline


Registered: 09/24/05
Posts: 790
Loc: Australia
I found silicone spray lube moving parts effectively..
_________________________
Bob.
AIAME
2012 Rav4 Mobil1 0w-20
2012 Rav4 Mobil1 0w-20
2001 Camry Mobil1 0w-20

Top
#2303947 - 07/02/11 08:26 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4617
Loc: Western Washington

Graphite is still your best bet. The key ( pun intended ) is to not put very much on and to insert and remove the key several times, wiping it off each time until the residual is mostly gone.
_________________________

Top
#2310084 - 07/08/11 08:46 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: Kestas]
JoeWGauss Offline


Registered: 04/02/11
Posts: 175
Loc: Peachtree, GA
I'd stay away from graphite. I'd choose a dry lube with teflon. Sprays in liquid then dries on contact with parts.

Top
#2310956 - 07/09/11 09:08 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
boxcartommie22 Offline


Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 2983
Loc: moutain country
i use motorcrafts penetrating and lock lubricant..i spray it into the ignition switch..sometimes when new these things are stiff as with my 07 grand marq..works well!!
_________________________
2001 Lincoln Conti,RL,K&N,SS Filter,Lubegard,Archoil
2007 Grand Marquis,RL,K&N,SS Filter,Lubegard,Archoil
2010 Raptor,RL,SS Filter,Lubegard,Archoil

Top
#2312941 - 07/11/11 05:15 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
kasedian Offline


Registered: 03/08/11
Posts: 411
Loc: Kansas
_________________________
2010 BMW 328i Coupe
2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
1993 Chevy Silverado 1500
2005 Harley-Davidson FXDWGI
2011 Harley-Davidson FHLX
1980 Ford 1900 Tractor

Top
#2566305 - 03/13/12 01:20 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
zeke1985 Offline


Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 88
Loc: Kenutcky
I had my lock on my car door jam up due to the use of graphite over the years. Took it to a lock shop and they told me never to use graphite due to the very problem I had..they use WD40

Top
#2567176 - 03/14/12 10:10 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 8096
Loc: NorthEast
From what I know, the shop is wrong. Using WD40 on the lock means it will be more business for them. WD40 attracts dust. What you really want is the graphite either straight or in carrier liquid which evaporates away.

Top
#2567219 - 03/14/12 11:16 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: Vikas]
zeke1985 Offline


Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 88
Loc: Kenutcky
Interesting. What about something like moly lube that dries to a slick surface?

Top
#2575313 - 03/21/12 07:32 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: zeke1985]
antiqueshell Offline


Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 4101
Loc: chicago, Illinois
I'd use DuPont Silicone spray with teflon, I use this for lock cylinders and while the silicone does wear away after a time the teflon coating seems to bond nicely to the metal surfaces and usually I don't have to reapply for years.

Top
#2576837 - 03/23/12 12:46 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
Tros Offline


Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Kansas
I've used WD-40 without any issue. Does it attract dust? Possibly! All I know is I've never had a single issue with any locking mechanism in all of my years of using the product. It sounds like this is one of those, "darn near anything will work well," moments. smile


Edited by Tros (03/23/12 12:46 AM)
_________________________
2001 Mercury Sable 3.0L Duratec 45k
Current Fill: Castrol Edge Titanium 5w-20

Top
#2578797 - 03/25/12 08:36 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 374
Loc: South Eastern, CT
I use Birchwood Casey's Barricade as my go to rust preventer for tools and guns. It is also a very light cleaner and dry lube. It will spray on wet and then drys to a slick, smooth, lightly lubricating finish which is perfect for locks too. It drives out moisture and dust and then dries quickly leaving perfectly smooth operatings tumlers inside the lock. It is the best thing for locks I have found, check it out.

http://sport.birchwoodcasey.com/Maintena...c5-621cf7a4425b
_________________________
2011 Chevy Silverado - Edge 5w-30
2010 Ford Focus - WH 5w-20
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 - T3 15w-40

Top
#2584452 - 03/30/12 10:09 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2168
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
service writer @ our local ford dealer told my folks they use wd-40, esp in the late fall, to prevent the locks from freezing.
why? From Wikipedia:
"WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement – 40th Attempt". Larsen was attempting to create a formula to prevent corrosion in nuclear missiles, by displacing the standing water that causes it. He claims he arrived at a successful formula on his 40th attempt."
WD-40 - Wikipedia

so probably a small dose of WD-40, with a small chaser of graphite.
_________________________
Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : Meijer(Warren)Full Syn 5w20, FL400s
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : PP(old) 5w30, Fram Ultra XG4967

Top
#2587843 - 04/03/12 01:39 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
tommygunn Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 2615
Loc: usa
WD-40 and graphite sounds like a good mix to get a graphite slurry that will permanently gum everything up.

Top
#2588408 - 04/03/12 02:52 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
Tempest Offline


Registered: 03/21/06
Posts: 10448
Loc: Las Vegas NV
I use Corrosion X Aviation with very good results.
_________________________
“Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.” --- Henry Rosovsky

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >