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Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:32 pm

Lock lubes

Hey folks, wondering what a good lock lube would be for outdoor use. Specifically for the bag locks on my motorcycle. Just had to replace one due to it siezing up after a cold wet winter. Using wd40 silicone for now...

Thanks in advance!
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Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:34 pm

Re: Lock lubes

As far as readily available lubricants, I use TriFlow. Have heard good things about LockSaver, but that's generally not usually carried at a general hardware store.
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Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:48 pm

Re: Lock lubes

Many guys including Jeff Moss would swear by Houdini which I havent personally tried but I know it smells great. Its an oil base so may not be the best for outdoor use which also puts WD40 off the list. I personally use a dry lube made by PB Blaster or PBlaster which is awesome because its not oil based, it leaves a nice layer of lube and it dries in seconds literally. My only down side of it is that it drys white.

I have also tried WD40 spesicilit dry lube but its not as good as PD blaster becuase it doesnt dry as fast, it actually take a few minutes to dry. Im also not too crazy about how it feels after its dry.

If you really want a great review of all of the top lubes then check our Wayne Winton's youtube channel, he did an amazing comparison test including freezing and heating the lubes.
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Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:57 pm

Re: Lock lubes

The Abus Maintenance Spray is good. It's a dry teflon lubricant. Here's one seller just picked off the first page of a search:

http://lockitt.com/Lockitt/product/LPAB0088.html
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Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:14 pm

Re: Lock lubes

LPS1 is really good stuff and can be used on pretty much anything else from hinges to firearms so a can will not sit going to waste. It also displaces water.
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Post Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:02 pm

Re: Lock lubes

My choices would be LPS1 or Superlube for general lubrication of locks; Houdini for cleaning; PB Blaster or Kroil for dissolving rust etc.
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Post Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:07 am

Re: Lock lubes

Awesome, thanks guys.

Riyame, you bring up an interesting point on the multi purpose lubricant, has anyone used gun cleaners/lubes? I have a bunch of Ballistol and some Eezox and of course RemOil and Hoppes lying around...

eezox is a dry lubricant, and dries pretty quick and leaves a slick coating...
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Post Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:36 pm

Re: Lock lubes

Jeff have you tried PB Blasters dry lube? Thats the stuff I mentioned above. Its actually great stuff and found at Home Depot for $6 a can.

Has anyone tried WD40 specialist degreaser? Its a new thing which they offer free after you mail in a receipt that you paid for it. I did that but havent go around to trying it. Ill post the results once I try it but it smells good and a foam.
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Post Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:03 pm

Re: Lock lubes

No I have not tried the PB Blaster dry lube but I may check it out. They have a good line of products plus they are made here in Cleveland!
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Post Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:46 pm

Re: Lock lubes

That you are correct on, their penetrating stuff is great so def check out their dry lube. I really want to get a bottle of Teflon dry just to compare but Im expecting the same or very similar results. Except the drying white part lol unless Teflon dries why too.
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Post Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:36 pm

Re: Lock lubes

ah yes......... the eternal luuuuuuuuuuube debate :D

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Post Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:34 am

Re: Lock lubes

jeffmoss26 wrote:No I have not tried the PB Blaster dry lube but I may check it out. They have a good line of products plus they are made here in Cleveland!


How can anyone trust anything or anyone from Cleveland? Strange place full of stranger people!

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Post Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:42 am

Re: Lock lubes

Quick question - what's the gloop that they put in padlocks usually? I keep disassembling locks (so far an Abloy 362, Abloy 330 and an Ingersoll) and keep leaving "lock blood" all over my pinning mat. It doesn't need to be fancy, I just want to get hold of their same lube that the manufacturers are using so I can re-grease these parts before re-assembly. Any ideas?
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Post Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:48 am

Re: Lock lubes

It is a grease that is used on the cam and locking balls. I normally use silicone paste grease, since it is thick like the original lube used. Do NOT use the paste inside the lock core, as it will prevent the pins from sliding freely.

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Post Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:58 am

Re: Lock lubes

GWiens2001 wrote:It is a grease that is used on the cam and locking balls. I normally use silicone paste grease, since it is thick like the original lube used. Do NOT use the paste inside the lock core, as it will prevent the pins from sliding freely.

Gordon


Cool, thanks :). Yeah, the super thick stuff is what I meant. What should I use on the core? Or, nothing at all?
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