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Old 11-01-2007, 10:49 AM
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Graphite spray lubricant in ignition lock

Can I spray the Graphite spray lubricant in my ignition lock that I used in my door lock.

Is there any danger, or chance it may foul up my ignition.

A $2 can of the spray at the AutoCrib, did wonders for my drivers door lock, now the key turns like it is in butter....
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:28 AM
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I use the graphite powder in a little tube and squirt some in. It has made a big difference. I rarly have any sort of catching at all any more. When it does catch a bit, I grab the tube ( i keep on the center console) and squirt some more in.

Still I know I am on borrowed time and need a new cylinder as soon as I can afford it!

EDIT: your borrowed time ended on August 8, 2008

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Old 11-01-2007, 12:04 PM
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Mercedes sells their special "lock lube" in a tiny spray can. I think with the frequency of ignition lock failure in these cars, it might we worth getting.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:06 PM
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thanks

Thanks,

I just wanted to make sure it can be used in ignition locks as well..

It worked pretty darned good in my door lock. I am pumped.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:19 PM
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Use the dry graphite

And then to make sure you have the whole lock lubricated, use a small can of compressed air like you use on the computer and give it a blast or two to get the graphite all over the lock.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:05 PM
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Yep, deffinitely use dry graphite dust instead of *grease*. Same is true for doorlocks. Problem is grease and oil becomes dust and grit magnet. And if ye live in freezing cold wintertime temps never lock passenger doors if car's outside. Haint no cure for 123 doorlocks occasionally freezing solid that I'm aware of.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:11 AM
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A late friend was a locksmith, he used WD-40. Graphite will eventually pack up the tumblers rendering them seized. He made more money that way.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:38 PM
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A late friend was a locksmith, he used WD-40. Graphite will eventually pack up the tumblers rendering them seized. He made more money that way.
Your choice.
Buddy of mine is an AAA locksmith. Says graphite is a boon for his business -- he says service calls with locks packed up with graphite are second only to lock-outs!
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:21 PM
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Buddy of mine is an AAA locksmith. Says graphite is a boon for his business -- he says service calls with locks packed up with graphite are second only to lock-outs!
weird.

FSM says graphite lube in the door locks and ignition - maybe the oily spray causes it to accumulate and stick? or maybe the compressed air keeps it from piling up in one spot?

Still think it's better than WD-40 or some sort of oil that would attract little dust bunnies in there!
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:26 PM
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I like Mr. Moly spray lube, uses MoS2 instead of graphite. Works in the coldest winters.

Don't forget to wipe the door gaskets with silicone lube before winter too.
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weird.

FSM says graphite lube in the door locks and ignition - maybe the oily spray causes it to accumulate and stick? or maybe the compressed air keeps it from piling up in one spot?

Still think it's better than WD-40 or some sort of oil that would attract little dust bunnies in there!
My brother is a locksmith and also says Graphite is his best salesman. Lots of calls to fix gummed up locks due to graphite powder. He uses TriFlow with Teflon to wash it out, its a lot better than WD40 which IMHO is better as an engine cleaner than a lubricant http://www.triflow.co.uk/
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:28 AM
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Your choice.
WD-40 is a cleaner and lubricant, I use Liquid Wrench. If there is too much graphite, you'll have to disassemble to remove, just a little, will run out with spray cleaner.
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