Help: Swift Bessacarr Door Locks

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  1. Sheddy

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    Most of the external compartment door lock barrels are gradually seizing up and becoming very difficult to operate, any funster cure about?
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    remove barrel and soak in thin oil after cleaning thoroughly. then clean the hole it fits into and reassemble. the plastic latch you can use silicon grease on
     
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    the problem is when the lock has already started to seize up, the graphite cant lubricate it. with a working lock, i agree graphite powder is what to use
     
  5. SandJ

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    So is this statement from the above item on eBay incorrect?



    The BEST lubricant for all types of locks

    Ideal for lubricating and freeing up all kinds of locks, particuarly car doors, padlocks, cylinder door locks and anything that has moving parts.


    What are other Funsters thoughts?
     
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    I've used silicon based lubricants/polish with some success. Awning rail spray works well. May need to apply a couple of times a year but doesn't take more than a few minutes.

    If desperate Mr Sheen or similar is your get out of trouble, if the lock is about to seize up. Have used vinyl Silicon based polish once when faced with a seized lock tongue. Gives you time to sand a pencil to dust for your graphite.

    Oh take care not to over spray in case it drips on the furnishings or marks the timber of your cupboards etc.
     
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