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Offline JohnRS

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Top Box Lock Lubricant
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:07:08 AM »
What do you use to lube your top box lock?
Mine is getting harder and harder to get the key in and a quick Google says not to use WD-40 and use a dry graphite type lube, but I was thinking it gets wet so dry graphite would turn to wet graphite and cause similar problems  :027:


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Re: Top Box Lock Lubricant
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 09:12:57 AM »
I use a silicon lubricant John.... any aerosol type will do, Halfords sell it

Your comments about wet and graphite powder lock lubricants is true.... you can use one or the other but not both   :028:   
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Re: Top Box Lock Lubricant
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 09:45:43 AM »
 :763: Thanks TYKE - I have some aerosol silicon Lube so i'll lube it up tonight. I wonder if I could use some wet chain lube I have for my push bike, it's silicon based and lasts ages on the chain.

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Re: Top Box Lock Lubricant
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 12:32:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by JohnRS [+]
:763: Thanks TYKE - I have some aerosol silicon Lube so i'll lube it up tonight. I wonder if I could use some wet chain lube I have for my push bike, it's silicon based and lasts ages on the chain.

Oooh I don't know, I'm not familiar with that product

The silicone lubricant I have used in the past is Silslide which was given to me by a guy who installed vertical blinds, he used it to lubricate the runners of the blinds, but I don't think it is any different from the Halfords product which I have also used.... BTW I use the same product on the top box and pannier hinges, and have even smeared a drop onto the rubber box/pannier seals  :028:  BTW silicone lubricate is water repellent 

I just checked the availability of Silslide and it appears that it's no longer available.....if you check for yourself be careful to spell the product name accurately as miss- spelling will result in something VERY different  :745:   
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Re: Top Box Lock Lubricant
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 03:08:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
I just checked the availability of Silslide and it appears that it's no longer available....

Did not look hard enough  :138:

https://www.silmid.com/lubricants/ptfe-lubricants/arrow-a087-silslide-nsf-600ml-aerosol/



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Re: Top Box Lock Lubricant
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 06:27:45 PM »
FWIW, Friend who used to work for a safe company advised me to never use graphite in a lock, especially one with brass tumblers as the graphite particles are harder than the brass and maybe the steel in less expensive locks. 

Figured I'd use some DriSlide. Works fine on my Tools.

https://www.drislide.com/

 



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