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Post by Scimher » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:42 am

I've heard about the graphite powder - just wondered if things had moved on a bit, tech.-wise...



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Post by roymck » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:20 pm

I’ve always used graphite for locks , if your stuck use a HB pencil and rub it on the key to leave a trace and insert into the lock that’s quite often enough to free it off . Just clean the key before putting it into your pocket or your light coloured trousers will go grey .



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Post by demonbluedays » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:41 pm

Scimher wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:42 am
I've heard about the graphite powder - just wondered if things had moved on a bit, tech.-wise...

Yes and no...

Graphite powder is still the "old reliable" of fixes

There have been dry lube sprays released (Yeah the irony of that isn't lost on me neither) that are effective but, when used in external locks that are infrequently used and exposed to the elements at all time, then the spray can gum up the lock even further.

So if it's a lock that's internal to a building or vehicle the spray works brilliantly.

If external and exposed to the elements, stick to graphite powder


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Post by Kccv23highliftcam » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:12 pm

Update!
Have talked with regional manager of Timpson and he us prepared to collect key and either take to Dunfermline OR convey it to their HQ (manchester I think??) for key to be copied...WATCH THIS SPACE!


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Post by Kccv23highliftcam » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:48 pm

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OK now have 3 and they all work!
What a great effort by Timpsons I will do a fuller write up of this little adventure in the near future, just so happy with this positive outcome after so many knock backs.


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