Did you know ? In order to prolong the life of your locks, it is essential to lubricate their mechanism once or twice a year! So you will prevent them from seizing up or being damaged. This is especially true for locks that are stressed several times a day and locks exposed to extreme conditions such as large temperature changes. So nothing could be simpler: use a lubricant! Follow our quick and easy tutorial to lubricate a lock and you will never have to deal with a stuck lock.
This tutorial applies for all types of locks: door lock, car lock, padlock lock, trunk and furniture locks and even locks!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT METHOD: GRAPHITE OR OIL?
To lubricate your lock, you have the choice between two types of lubrication: graphite powder lubrication and oil lubrication. The two methods are the same, but be careful; once you have chosen one, you cannot switch to the other because they are incompatible! For oil lubrication, we recommend our Lock Lubricant WD-40 Specialist. Formulated without grease or silicone, it penetrates all micro-mechanisms without clogging them. In addition to lubricating and unlocking the lock, it protects it from freezing and corrosion! It is therefore ideal for locks both indoors and outdoors.
CHECK THE MECHANISM AND CLEAN IT IF NECESSARY
Before lubricating the lock, first, check its condition and cleanliness. So first, check if the handle is securely attached and test the lock. Next, insert the key and check that it does not catch (does not seize) when you operate it. If the lock mechanism seems dirty, you can clean it with a canister of compressed air. So easy to use, you will not have to disassemble the mechanism to clean it. If you feel that your lock is seized up, you will need to go through step 3 before you get to step 4 of lubricating the lock.
UNCLIP THE LOCK
If your lock is playing tricks on you and it blocks when you activate it, it is certainly seized! In this case, it is better to loosen it before lubricating it, especially if you notice rust. For this, All in one Locksmith recommend the use of a Super Penetrating Oil WD-40 Specialist. Thanks to its quick unlocking power, a few sprays in the lock should be enough to unlock it! First, use the Double Position Spray, tube raised, to spray the product inside the lock. Then, let the product act for a few minutes and test the lock. You should feel the difference!
LUBRICATE THE LOCK
You can now lubricate the lock! Once cleaned and released, you can use WD-40 Specialist Lock Lubricant in the mechanism. To do this, shake the product well and spray the product into the lock cylinder using the extension tube (Double Position Spray). Wipe off product residue with a cloth. Please leave it to act for a few moments and insert the key so that the product penetrates. And There you go! Your lock is ready to face hundreds of key turns and inclement weather.
YOU’LL NEVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH A STUCK LOCK AGAIN!
No more blocked locks! If you maintain your locks regularly, they will thank you. Lubricating a lock once or twice a year will be more than enough to prolong its life and prevent it from getting damaged. For locks exposed to a dusty environment, locksmith New Port Richey recommends that you instead use WD-40 Specialist Dry PTFE Lubricant, which will leave a dry film without attracting dust. The use of the Multifunction Product WD-40 may also be suitable for the maintenance of locks. Feel free to visit our site for more information www.aiolocksmith.com