DeoxiT

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  1. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

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    A little OT but DeoxiT is mentioned in the CB threads quite frequently

    I bought a used car a few months ago and the key would not work in the driver's door. Mechanically frozen. I tried every trick in the book with no success. I figured what the H I'll just use the fob

    The other day I was using DeoxiT on an electronics repair and I thought about the car door. One tiny squirt and the key suddenly worked and has continued to work.
     
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  3. Night Stalker10

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    Good stuff. I've used wd40 on key locks with great success. That was a very important tool to keep on that old Pete I use to drive.
     
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  4. Timin770

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    Yes I flooded the cylinder with WD a couple months ago. I suppose it's possible the WD did the trick and it was coincidence that the DeoxiT appeared to work. God only knows.

    The vehicle I bought was a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT with an engine problem. I swear to you the interior and exterior were pristine. It was quite astounding. I then found a wrecked Ranger with freakishly low mileage and it must has sat in the yard for years because there was a tree growing up between the cab and the bed lol. Popped the 'new' engine in my Ranger and it runs like a top.
     
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  5. Night Stalker10

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    Well you can't beat that deal. With the newer vehicles today, it cost about as much to have spark plugs replaced as it use to cost to overhaul a motor back in the 70's. If you do the work yourself on the overhaul.
     
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  6. Ridgeline

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    OK WD40 is a water disipator, works well most of the time.

    Deoxit has a lot of uses, locks are one of them.

    Speaking of rangers, I liked my old ranger, 2000. I got it for 100 plus a case of beer. It was in great shape, probably the only Ranger in the entire state with no rust anywhere. The owner was pissed about it, pulled into the pick and pull where they offered him $75 for it which pissed him off even more. I was behind in him in line and said to him I'll give him $100 and what ever he wanted for it like a case of beer. He said it is my problem now and handed me the title. It had only one issue that I could find, but it drove the owner nuts, the door ajar light and chime keep going off while driving down the road. It was loaded, and the problem was easy to fix, I got some PB blaster and soaked the door latches with it. Waited an hour and then opened all of the doors up, slammed them shut as hard as I could, doing this a couple times and I never had the chime go on ever again.

    I sold the truck for $4500 a year later, it was a great truck and I saw it a few weeks back in great shape, it never has been driven in the winter when I had it, the new owner I sold it to garages it in the winter and the original owner never took it out in the rain, let alone winter.

    Now this truck is unique, apparently it was one of 50 built with a six speed transmission - had it right on the sales slip. The thing ran so good I never put a dime into it other than routine maintainance and a set of new tires.
     
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  7. Timin770

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    Yup WD is good for locks. Silicone spray is good. Graphite is good but messy. Never ever put oil in locks tho
     
  8. REO6205

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    Why not? I've always used Outers gun oil on my padlocks and it seems to work pretty good and it lasts quite awhile.
     
  9. Timin770

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    My locksmith textbook said oil collects dust and stuff like that. The gun oil you use is probably light enough to be acceptable.
     
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