Key Locks Freezing??

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  1. Stealaway

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    The long-term active ingredient is a non-volatile viscous oil which remains on the surface to which it is applied, giving lubrication and protection from moisture.[11] This oil is diluted with a volatile hydrocarbon to make a low viscosity fluid which can be aerosolized to penetrate crevices. The volatile hydrocarbon then evaporates, leaving behind the oil. A propellant (originally a low-molecular-weight hydrocarbon, now carbon dioxide) creates pressure in the can to force the liquid through the can's nozzle before evaporating.[11]

    Its properties make it useful in both domestic and commercial settings. Typical uses for WD-40 include removing dirt and extricating jammed screws and bolts. It can also be used to loosen stubborn zippers and displace moisture.[citation needed]

    Due to its low viscosity, WD-40 is not always a suitable oil for certain tasks. Applications that require higher viscosity oils may use motor oils. Those requiring a mid-range oil could use honing oil.[12]
     
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    An excellent detailed post, all I will add is during the winter months spray some WD-40 on the tools in your garage or workshop and see how long it takes for them to go rusty, then try some ACF 50 on them, they will never show any signs of rust.
     
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  3. veefx

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    Never had a problem.
     
  4. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    I've had a security handle lock freeze, so i couldn't close it to move off.
     
  5. Duck Truck

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    The only problem we had was a rainy night
    we went to bed and over night the temperature dropped and we woke to find the whole garage
    door handle and lock side encased in a sheet of ice nearly 30cm wide 2m long
    and 4cm thick
    We actually use graphite on the locks
    but in this case it was a rubber hammer
     
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    How many post saying 'Graphite' does it need to convince.

    Locksmiths do it.
     

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