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GWiens2001

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Post Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:10 am

Re: Lock lubes

I prefer Tri-Flow as lubricant in pin-tumbler locks.

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Post Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:14 am

Re: Lock lubes

GWiens2001 wrote:I prefer Tri-Flow as lubricant in pin-tumbler locks.

Gordon


Cool, looks like I can get that here on Amazon UK too, so that's handy.
Is it ok to use on disk based cylinders and dimple too? Or should we use different stuff for those?
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Post Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:47 pm

Re: Lock lubes

LocksportSouth wrote:
GWiens2001 wrote:I prefer Tri-Flow as lubricant in pin-tumbler locks.

Gordon


Cool, looks like I can get that here on Amazon UK too, so that's handy.
Is it ok to use on disk based cylinders and dimple too? Or should we use different stuff for those?


Dimple locks - yes, no problem using Tri-Flow on dimple locks.

Disk based cylinders such as Abloy use a very very light amount of a thin grease, such as Vaseline. But do not use more than "barely any",as you don't want the discs to have problems moving. You do not use nearly as much as you would use on locking bearings. You should barely be able to tell there is any there at all. Just enough to make the key work smoothly.

Gordon
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:29 am

Re: Lock lubes

Excellent - thank you for the tips! I have some Tri-Flow and Silicone grease inbound so hopefully I can limit the loss of lubes when disassembling locks now.
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:12 am

Re: Lock lubes

I've been using Super Lube Dri-Film lube as it's one of the lubricants that Medeco approves, and it's easier to find than the other stuff they recommend. I figure if it's good for Medeco's, it'll be good for everything else also.
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Post Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:04 pm

Re: Lock lubes

Is graphite powder any good?
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