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KokomoLock

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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:01 pm

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whizdumb81 wrote:I wonder.. Is a strip of soda can aluminum the right thickness for doing this?


No, Way too thick!!! Use soda can for shimming padlock shackles!!
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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:15 pm

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KokomoLock wrote:
whizdumb81 wrote:I wonder.. Is a strip of soda can aluminum the right thickness for doing this?


No, Way too thick!!! Use soda can for shimming padlock shackles!!

I tried to use a soda can once, and I can verify that they are too thick. It ended up jamming up the plug once it was past a few pins. Luckily it was a cheap cylinder.
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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:22 pm

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ChemicalRobot wrote:
KokomoLock wrote:
whizdumb81 wrote:I wonder.. Is a strip of soda can aluminum the right thickness for doing this?


No, Way too thick!!! Use soda can for shimming padlock shackles!!

I tried to use a soda can once, and I can verify that they are too thick. It ended up jamming up the plug once it was past a few pins. Luckily it was a cheap cylinder.


Really, you actually shimmed a couple of pins with one?? I am gonna have to get a soda can and see, they must be making them a lot thinner than they did back in the old days!!
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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:32 pm

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KokomoLock wrote:Really, you actually shimmed a couple of pins with one?? I am gonna have to get a soda can and see, they must be making them a lot thinner than they did back in the old days!!

Haha, yeah it was a Shasta can. The main problem was that once it jammed up, I tried to take it out and it tore, thus making it stuck for good.
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Post Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:03 am

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i jest took apart a couple of security strips last week for the same thing lol good vid
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Post Sun May 22, 2011 2:36 pm

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Very good info. Thanks Koko! I too, had always picked w/ a shim.
Keep up the good work... lots of people benefit... I know I have!
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Post Sun May 22, 2011 5:35 pm

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Great vid i will have ago 4 myself soon as i find a security strip,Thanks 4 the info ...
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Post Sun May 22, 2011 7:20 pm

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really cool!
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Post Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:30 pm

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Caveman wrote:My metal tape mesaure is like a 15 feed shim. Its even curbed :smile:


Cool, how thick is it and do you have a brand name?? That would be perfect!!!
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Post Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:13 pm

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You have a true teacher quality, kokomolock locksmith university a higher class of knowledge .
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Post Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:27 pm

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Alaphablue wrote:You have a true teacher quality, kokomolock locksmith university a higher class of knowledge .


LOL, Thank You Sir!!!
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