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FF as a lock oil?

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by Maine_Train, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Anyone used Fluid Film on a lock? I imagine it would make a good corrosion inhibitor for padlocks used outdoors, but I was thinking of trying it on a stubborn mechanism in a doorknob.
    Back in '06, somebody on LawnSite was going to try it on a padlock that had "been rusted shut for years" and post his results, but there was no follow-up that I could find.

    If I can get the applicator tube into the spray nozzle without spraying FF all over the landscape, and it won't gum up the inside of the lock, I've got a bunch of locks I'd like to use it on.

    Thanks.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Go for it.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I use FF on everything, including locks.
     
  4. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Okay, I'll try it.

    I half expect somebody to chime in here and say "FF is okay with lox, but use cream cheese on your bagels." :D
     
  5. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I've used it on locks it works well to free them up but doesn't seem to last too long in there. IMO graphite is a better choice for locks.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Someone is going to get a disclaimer from Dano!
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    He's said it before, I'm sure he'll say it again. Fluid Film is not to be used as a food additive.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    But you can put the can on the table and read the contents while eating your lox and bagels!
     
  9. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    At least I had somebody covering my butt while I was on the road! :D

    Fluid Film does work well in locks, and in winter it will keep them from freezing. Good application.