Best Lubricant for Locks | Mr. Locksmith

Best Lubricant for Locks | Mr. Locksmith: Graphite powder was the preferred lubricant for locks, however, Modern Lubricants are a superior, light viscosity lube that allows for deep penetration into hard to reach moving parts. 

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WD-40

WD40 or “Locksmith in a can” is a great product and I have opened hundreds of lock where the customer had a key that didn’t work and I would lightly spray the key hole and the key would work (Note: I would usually rekey or replace the lock after opening). If I can not pick a lock I will spray the lock with WD40 and it will then pick open. I have had no luck with other lubricates, It may be psychological but it works. Source: WD-40

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Best Lock Lubricants for Locks WD40 | Mr. Locksmith

Tri-Flow Lubricants

TriFlow Lubricant is a superior, light viscosity lube that allows for deep penetration into hard to reach moving parts. The aerosol spray uses high-grade petroleum oils that provide optimum lubrication under extreme temperatures (-60 to 475°F) and humidity. I use Tri-Flow after I rekey most domestic locks. Source: TriFlow Lubricants

  • Formulated solvents to clean, soften, and remove dirt contaminants
  • Light viscosity oils ensure deep penetration into hard to reach moving parts
  • High-grade petroleum oils provide optimum lubrication under extreme temperatures
  • Advanced PTFE lubricant additives provide superior longevity in protection against moisture, rust, corrosion and metal-on-metal wear
  • Works in temperatures of -60 degrees to 475 degrees Fahrenheit and pressures up to 3000 pounds

Lock Saver

Lock Saver is a dry lubricant and will not attract dust and is recommended for most High Security Locks. Tri-Flow Lubricant is a superior, light viscosity lube that allows for deep penetration into hard to reach moving parts. Never use oil because it will attract dust and grim. Lock Saver creates a nearly invisible, semi-dry lubrication barrier on lock parts, so locks work smoothly … keys don’t get greasy … lock mechanisms don’t “bleed” or spill onto floors … and Lock Saver applies cleanly, without the heavy odor of other lock lubricants. Source: Lock Saver Lubricant

  • Longest Lasting Lubrication
  • Total Anti-Corrosion Protection
  • Protects with Light, Semi-Dry Finish
  • Resists Wash-Off, Wear-Off
  • Frees Sticky Mechanisms
  • Won’t Freeze or Gum Up
  • Frees Frozen Locks
  • Works in ALL Climates, Conditions
  • Temperatures -65 F to +450 F
  • Saves Maintenance and Money
  • Non-Toxic, Environmentally Friendly
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Best Lock Lubricants for Locks | Mr. Locksmith

Graphite

Graphite is the traditional material for lubricating pin tumbler locks, however, I do not like using it. My Dad used it profusely in locks and had a large tin of it on his work bench. I consider graphite old school because locksmiths today have a great selection of superior lock lubricants available.

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