Gun Lube for Locks?


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Sam Adams
May 27, 2004, 02:33 PM
I have a lock at home that is very sticky - and I damned near couldn't get my key out of it yesterday. It obviously needs to be lubed, but the question is "With what?"

I know that I could go out and buy some 3-in-1 or some graphite, but do I really need to buy when I've go a couple of quarts of FP-10 at home already?

What would be the best method of lubrication? I was thinking of just dipping the key into the FP-10 and inserting it into the lock, then turning it a couple of times to spread the lube, and possibly repeating a few times if needed.

Finally, if any of you have done something similar, what gun lube is superior, Break-Free CLP or FP-10? Any other suggestions are welcome.

Thanks for any responses.

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Calhoun
May 27, 2004, 02:50 PM
If it's a door lock, better stick to the graphite. If it's a padlock use graphite in the key hole, but it's OK to use something else on the hasp (WD40, Triflow, gun oil, etc.). I'm not a locksmith (but I play one on TV) and this has always worked for me.

twoblink
May 27, 2004, 03:44 PM
I run around the house with the Breakfree CLP.. and nothing squeeks...

Here in Taiwan, I can't get CLP, and so I use Transmission oil... A quart will last you a lifetime...

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