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1950 88 Door Locks

Old April 22nd, 2018, 03:48 PM
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1950 88 Door Locks

Any tips for freeing up stuck door locks? The key won't turn in my driver side lock. Tried several applications of Dupont Teflon on the key, but no luck.
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Old April 22nd, 2018, 04:03 PM
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Get some WD-40 or similar "rust buster" . Put the red pipette on the nozzle ,
Spray directly into the keyhole , using a toothpick to hold the keyhole cover open .
Run the key in & out of the lock several times .
If that doesn't work try it again the next day etc .
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Graphite works well sometime on old rarely used locks. Larry
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Old April 25th, 2018, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Charlie Jones View Post
Get some WD-40 or similar "rust buster" . Put the red pipette on the nozzle ,
Spray directly into the keyhole , using a toothpick to hold the keyhole cover open .
Run the key in & out of the lock several times .
If that doesn't work try it again the next day etc .


Sorry, but never, never, never use WD-40 on any kind of lock. It will free it up temporarily, but turn into an unworkable sticky mess shortly. Graphite, or silicone or some kind of solvent spray, followed by graphite is the best.
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