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Gun Lube for Locks?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sam Adams, May 27, 2004.

  1. Sam Adams

    Sam Adams Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    South Texas
    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.
  2. Calhoun

    Calhoun Active Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    What kind of lock?

    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.
  3. twoblink

    twoblink Senior Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Houston, Texas
    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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