Date: 1 Dec 2002 23:24:06 GMT
Subject: Re: 9000 Key doesnt turn in door locks...

Someone who looks an awful lot like radar <menopsamom> wrote: > <> wrote in message > news:asd9sg$puu9f$ >> >> Do yourself a favor and call a locksmith to ask about WD-40. It will >> work at first, but the film it leaves will turn into a worse problem >> than you started with. >> >> ...anyway, lots of people use WD-40 on locks, and lots of locksmiths >> get to deal with it later. Before hosing any lock out with the stuff, >> call the guy that'll have to fix it eventually and ask them about >> WD-40 in don't have to take my word for it. > A final note I did the WD40 and white grease on my own 9000 drivers door > lock 6 months ago and it has been as good as new ever since (so there!) So, your short-term test is OK. How will that be in a couple of years, or a decade? > but seriously Dave is right do not use WD40 on its own without adding grease > after as WD40 is a poor lubricant , new door locks come ready greased with a > fine grease and some locks are supplied as a kit which includes grease to > apply after assembly ...and none of 'em use WD-40. It's not something to follow up with another lubricant, it's something to avoid altogether. But, go ahead...I've got some friends who are locksmiths, and they get easy repair jobs from folks who use it. Your choice... Dave Hinz --

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