Oil your locks!

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Oil your locks!

Post by Helladamnleet » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:01 am

I was just about ready to drop $80 on a rekey kit for my '98 Sierra when something told me to just try one more time to get the key to work in the lock. Well, this time it turned just a tiiiiny bit so I knew the lock was okay, so I blasted the insides with Liquid Wrench, locked and unlocked it about 30 times, and it works great now. Still need to take apart my driver's door and fix that lock, but even having one is a huuuuge plus.
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Re: Oil your locks!

Post by Das Troll » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:06 pm

I hear graphite powder also works really well with making locks easier to open. I'd assume that a liquid would work better though.

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Re: Oil your locks!

Post by Helladamnleet » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:19 pm

I'm always afraid the graphite will gum up the works, but I've also heard that.
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Re: Oil your locks!

Post by Fonaplats » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:04 pm

Im so glad you Mcgyver'd yourself out of another situation.
Thanks for sharing your tactics.

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Re: Oil your locks!

Post by AngryIVer » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:18 pm

It's not really McGyvering anything. I didn't modify anything, I just oiled the lock so the pins slid easier. Pretty standard maintenance.
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