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#2303877 - 07/02/11 06:23 AM Best lubricant for key lock
MetalSlug Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 2032
Loc: Garland, Texas
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.
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#2303888 - 07/02/11 06:42 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
toyota62 Offline


Registered: 09/24/05
Posts: 759
Loc: Australia
I found silicone spray lube moving parts effectively..
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#2303947 - 07/02/11 08:26 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4616
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.
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#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.

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


Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 2941
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!!
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#2312941 - 07/11/11 05:15 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 03/08/11
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#2566305 - 03/13/12 01:20 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
zeke1985 Offline


Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 86
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

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


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 7386
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.

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


Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 86
Loc: Kenutcky
Interesting. What about something like moly lube that dries to a slick surface?

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


Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 3435
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.

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#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


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


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 352
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.

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


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 1743
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.
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#2587843 - 04/03/12 01:39 AM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
tommygunn Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 2343
Loc: usa
WD-40 and graphite sounds like a good mix to get a graphite slurry that will permanently gum everything up.

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#2588408 - 04/03/12 02:52 PM Re: Best lubricant for key lock [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 03/21/06
Posts: 10380
Loc: Las Vegas NV
I use Corrosion X Aviation with very good results.
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