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Old 02-08-2005, 08:51 AM
Kestas Kestas is offline
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Originally Posted by dieseldiehard
...."graphite - we love whoever uses it, eventually the locks stop working when it dries out. Plugs up the pins in the tumbler.....
I've heard this problem before. When using graphite lube, the carrier dries off, leaving a film of graphite which is an excellent lubricant. I believe the problem is people who "overmaintain" their locks, spray so much graphite that eventually it cakes up and gums the works. It would probably work best is graphite lube is alternated with some other lube or washed out with alcohol before reapplication.
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