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Old 05-15-2019, 10:12 AM   #1
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Help in Cleaning/refurbishing 1973 Sovereign Door Lock

Does anyone know of a service that will clean/refurbish a working door lock? We could ship the lock for service.
This is for a 1973 Airstream Sovereign that we are getting ready for a 'new life on the road'.

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:25 AM   #2
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I am unaware of any such service. These KT lock assemblies are notoriously flimsy, and the crappy chrome-ish plating eventually flakes off. There are electroplate companies that could replate it if you disassembled it for them.

A new one costs a ridiculous ~$600.

Many of us have replaced the KT with a conventional RV latch (with an integrated deadbolt) such as this:

Problem is that this new latch does not fit in the same hole as the KT, so the old hole has to be patched. I believe Inland RV and both sell kits that include the patches, Olympic rivets, etc.

good luck!
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