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Old 04-03-2011, 19:52   #16
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Re: padlocks freezing up

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As above WD40 or you can pit a little white lithium in the lock to keep it from sticking again.
Lithium or Spray Silicone works great.
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Old 04-03-2011, 21:02   #17
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Re: padlocks freezing up

Yeah, I forgot about spray silicone.
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Has anyone found one padlock that works better than another? I had a heck of a time getting my dinghy loose this morning. Almost started thinking about the bolt cutters. I am soaking the lock in vinager now and it is again working fine, but would like to not have to pay so much attention to it. I am in the Caribbean all year. Ideas. dave
Absolutely. I've been using Sesamee padlocks for years (the all brass "marine" models). The same padlocks have been locking my dinghys to palm trees and pilings for the last 10 years and even though they spend much of the time immersed in salt water, an occasional blast of Corrosion Block has kept them working like new. The other GREAT thing about these combination padlocks is you can open them in the dark by feel alone. Boy has that come in handy on more than one occasion!
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Re: padlocks freezing up

I would second Fluid Film for general lubrication. WD-40 is old school and is often used in applications it was not designed for.

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Absolutely. I've been using Sesamee padlocks for years (the all brass "marine" models). The same padlocks have been locking my dinghys to palm trees and pilings for the last 10 years and even though they spend much of the time immersed in salt water, an occasional blast of Corrosion Block has kept them working like new. The other GREAT thing about these combination padlocks is you can open them in the dark by feel alone. Boy has that come in handy on more than one occasion!
+1 on Sesamee combination padlocks and everything above. Never had a problem.

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Re: padlocks freezing up

I have used most of the previously mentioned lubricants at one time or other and my preferance for locks , starters, and any thing else that needs a good lubricant that stays for a long time is Moovit made by Lloyds. Found at industrial supplies.
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That wouldn't be the first miracle product known for years to those "in the trade" that is not well known or easily made available to the general public.
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