Just a simple bit of sensible Wintertime Maintenance.

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Just a simple bit of sensible Wintertime Maintenance.

Post by Woodie on Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:01 am

How many of us have come out to our Van on a freezing cold morning or worse, gone out for the evening miles from home and found our Door Lock frozen up?
If it is in the morning at home it's not too much of a disaster. Problem solved temporarily with a small jug of warm water on the lock.

But if you are out on the booze or late night shopping, or the Cinema, not so easy to solve. Well 2 minutes with a can of WD40 or similar tomorrow will stop that future problem arising. Using the little red tube supplied with the can insert it in each of the 3 locks ( OK, 2 if you have a Pick-Up clever dick) and a short blast of the Water Dispersant 40 which is what WD40 stands for, 40 being the 40th compound solution they came up with. Job done.



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Post by Logi on Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:09 am

Sorry mate, but WD40 is a good way to fuck up the lock. It's a penetrating oil, and works well for releasing sticking locks but it's also an excellent degreaser and will remove all the grease from the tumblers. Better off with 3inOne or similar if the lock is working adequately in the first place.
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Post by Woodie on Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:46 am

Hhhmmm!!  Really loosing the plot aren't I??
Feels like time to pack up and shut up Sad m
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Post by Logi on Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:46 pm

Nah, common misconception, it's great for freeing off and will be fine if applied regularly, but if used and left there is nothing lubing the lock. Ford tibbe barrels were the worst, people used WD, and a couple of months later they're coming to the garage cos the lock won't turn.
But it does stop you from snorting coke from any surface it's been applied to Smile
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:55 pm

But I love snorting neat wd40, I find it really hits the spot.
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Post by Roadie on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:22 pm

One thing my dad told me about caravan door locks which presumably applies to Roma bodies, don't use WD40 for the habitation door, something the penetrating part of it about making the plastic lock swell up.

My favourite for locks is white lithium grease, they always feel super slick after using it, though even it doesn't seem to last that long. I think it's safe on plastic lock mechanisms too.

One that I've read is meant to be good is silicone based spray, but it always seems to make things worse when I've tried it.

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Post by PFM on Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:15 pm

Woodie wrote:Hhhmmm!!  Really loosing the plot aren't I??
Feels like time to pack up and shut up Sad m

Nah, it just hasn't given you any sticky problems Exclamation

I keep mine lubed with graphite powder, only once had a problem with forzen lock and just heated key with a lighter and gently eased it in!

Not tried snorting WD yet - do you spray it into the cap first or inject the nozzle in a nostril, HJ? Shocked

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:19 pm

I find mixing it into a paste with some sand is the best hit.
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Post by Logi on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:42 pm

I once in a moment of drunkenness tried snorting sugar.. Only once..... affraid
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Post by PFM on Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:09 pm

Sweet...

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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:11 pm

All this snorting rabble is the reason why they should legalize drugs...
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Post by danielfrisbee on Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:20 pm

I've found silicon spray works great with locks that are stuck though I have no idea if there are longer term implications using it-
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Re: Just a simple bit of sensible Wintertime Maintenance.

Post by Manuel_nl on Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:31 pm

Logi wrote:Sorry mate,  but WD40 is a good way to fuck up the lock. It's a penetrating oil, and works well for releasing sticking locks but it's also an excellent degreaser and will remove all the grease from the tumblers. Better off with 3inOne or similar if the lock is working adequately in the first place.


I'm following Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 49 years, for years and today he gave his opinion according WD40 and locks.

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Re: Just a simple bit of sensible Wintertime Maintenance.

Post by Logi on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:26 pm

Yeah, just watching him made me realise the error of my ways.................. lol!
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Re: Just a simple bit of sensible Wintertime Maintenance.

Post by Woodie on Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:01 pm

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