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Frozen padlock

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by thebeave, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    I used it on my plow cable and it works great but I put it in the padlock on my shed and it was frozen solid at -3c! I hope my car locks don't freeze cause I put it in them too!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's not that cold,About 27 in F?
     
  3. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    Yeah I know, I had to warm it with the torch to get in!
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Respray it and open and close it a few times to work it in. Never had that problem.
     
  5. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    You never said what you used
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'm assuming FF .
     
  7. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    Yep FF lol!
     
  8. Dano50

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

    That's a new one for me as well. We've had it tested to -30F and it was still active. Any updates?
     
  9. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    It was mild yesterday and has been around -3c today so I will see if I can open it when I get home!
     
  10. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Do you happen to get rain recently? Like was the lock full of water ''before'' you applied FF?
     
  11. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    No it was dry when I applied it, it opened this evening but it was just around 0c when I got home and it's supposed to get warmer overnight!
     
  12. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    FF does not freeze locks, water does.
     
  13. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    Ok so I just went back out, it's now -2c and guess what?
    Yep frozen again! I brought it in the house and have it beside my wood stove.
    I'm gonna leave there for the night which should
    dry out any moisture then I'll spray it again tomorrow and
    see what happens next time it gets cold!
     
  14. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    I've used it on locks and it's awesome. Maybe something else is wrong with the locks?
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Operator error?:D
     
  16. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    That's a low blow lol! I think I know how to operate a lock ;)
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Maybe this lock is actually on your wife Chasity belt!:eek:
     
  18. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    Hell that one has been rusted shut for years, gonna take a **** load of fluid film for that one :laughing:
     
  19. Spucel

    Spucel Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    HAHA :laughing::mechanic::blush2:
     
  20. thebeave

    thebeave Member
    Messages: 32

    It was around -6 / -7 c all day today and I was able to unlock the lock! Hope this continues lol!