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Graphite Lock Lubricant by Ambersil,
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Purchased from AP Motor Store marketplace seller on Amazon. Arrived in good time.
The reason for purchase was the fitting of a new front door to the house complete with new lock and keys. Ordinarily I'd spray a bit of WD40 in locks, but since this was a new and expensive fitting I thought I'd double check what I should really be using. And the answer was graphite.
The product in question was chosen as it was pretty much the cheapest option. A small quantity by my normal standards (I normally buy big) but this was untested personally and even if I did find it better than my normal routine how much do you want anyway. This may well suffice. It was also pressurised meaning application should be straightforward.
The main reason I wanted to lubricate the lock was to see if I could reduce the bite of the newly cut keys in the new lock mechanism. I gave a squirt both sides of the lock and worked the mech with the key repeatedly. I did feel a smoothness working in but the bite of the keys did not really change. I did not feel let down as I knew this was a big ask anyway.
As days have passed though I do feel the lube has manifest its self in a greater smoothness of the mech actuation. Granted this was a new fitting so my familiarity with it was limited from the outset but I *do notice* how smooth the lock feels.
Pleased I bought it esp at such a 'trial' price.
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Initial post: 7 Apr 2014 16:39:12 BDT
Marc Wilson says:
WD-40 is not that good as a lock lubricant, as it's not that persistent. It's really designed for cleaning and lightly lubricating surfaces, especially where there's water penetration (the WD is for Water Displacement).
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