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Old 08-28-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Lubrication for front door Locks and Hinges

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Its about time I lube my locks and hinges. Do any of you have suggestions for oil type/brand and what to stay away from / not use.

This would be for a 2009 model

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Old 08-29-2011, 04:49 AM   #2
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Graphite powder in the lock where the key goes in and 3in1 oil on the hinges and a thin film of grease on the latch bolt is what I do.
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The old standby.....water displacement forty.

Also works great for.......never mind.

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Hello,

Its about time I lube my locks and hinges. Do any of you have suggestions for oil type/brand and what to stay away from / not use.

This would be for a 2009 model

Thanks!
Tom
Silicone spray, has done the job for over 40 years.

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:33 AM   #5
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The old standby.....water displacement forty.

Also works great for.......never mind.

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I agree, WD-40. Just stick the little spout wherever it will go (into the key hole, into the lock mechanism, etc.). Squirts a viscous oil cut with propane which leaves the scene.
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even better, Lock Ease, in the bottle, or spray can.

work your key in & out, and turn a few times after applying!

AGS Company - Lock-Easeģ Graphited Lock Fluid

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Like Andy says, use a silicone spray lubricant because it's a dry lubricant. Oily lubricants stay wet and collect dirt which will eventually clog the mechanism and make it stop working and possibly even break.
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Yeah I like the silicone spray idea. I see a lot of aluminum dust and dirt that seems to collect anywhere near oil.

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If you want a sticky mess that will require complete disassemble and cleaning at some point then WD-40 is great, otherwise use silicone spray or any of the other above suggestions. Even spray paraffin designed for dry lube is better than WD-40. Previous owner of my '94' Wrangler used WD-40 in the locks and I am still cleaning that junk out. WD-40, great for what it was intended for, rotten for lubrication.
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Silicone spray, any lock all the time
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