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Don't forget to lube your keyholes!

I was chatting with a local locksmith here while I was getting some keys duplicated and he gave me the following advice regarding car keyholes...

You should spray a little silicon lube into the key holes to keep the tumblers loose.

I went home and took his advice and wholy moly!! What a difference! My key not slides into the hole without any resistance at all. And my passenger door which usually is very stiff to unlock feels like it were new!

Who would have know....

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And maybe lube the door hinges as well. Repalcing the bushes in the hinges is the job from hell.
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Yes, if you lube the hole it will slip in much more easily. It's actually a pleasure.
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I've heard arguement between silicon lube and lock graphite. I'm confused, which is it?
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Personally I'd go with the graphite.
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I have been using TriFlow lube for my sticky 30+ year old locks. After a treatment, they are almost new! My locksmith told me that WD-40 and grapite tend to work ok at first then turn to a stuff that "gums up the works".
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i hear that graphite is the ticket. basically, it is graphite particle suspended in a liquid. the wet stuff drys up, and it leave only dry slippery graphite particles that will not attract dirt like silicon.

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