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Lube and Insert?
Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:59 PM
So anyone lube and bump?
Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:14 PM
Of course padlocks are a different matter, so holding them `is' the realistic manner in which to pick or bump them...though you will come across locks that are in inconvenient positions.
My recommendation to a beginner would be to never hold the lock that you are bumping or picking...it creates a false sense of `success', because when you try to bump a lock in the real world you can't do it...deadbolts can't be held like you see them on Youtube, they are mounted in doors, and the door actually absorbes some of the hammer's force...also the lock can `wobble' which makes the distribution of the force less `clean'.
In summary, being able to bump a lock in your hand doesn't mean you can bump a lock in the `real' world.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:47 PM
If you must lubricate, only use a dry lubricant, i.e. graphite powder. Petrol based lubricants tend to collect dirt, grease, grime, etc. and concentrate it as it slowly evaporates. Thus, never use a wet lubricant unless you're completely taking a lock apart and wiping down everything before you reassemble.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:33 PM
thats true, anything else using graphite is not suitable for locks. Oil and any type of lubrication make the lock more dirty and hard to work on.
....regarding lubing a lock, don't do it!!!
Use graphite and nothing else...oils attract dirt and WD-40 will strip the lock of all its lubrication (its a solvent).
If the lock is really dirty...take it apart and manually clean it.