Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors
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polypody
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Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

Post by polypody » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:44 pm

What would be the best lubricant for lock mechanism on uPVC doors please? The window company that supplied the doors suggest WD-40 or silicone spray but I read somewhere that use of WD-40 is not recommended & graphite powder is preferable.

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Re: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

Post by welsh brickie » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:42 pm

lithium grease,or you can use Vaseline

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Re: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

Post by ellanvannin54 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:27 am

use Graphite grease (its a powder). Use WD-40 or Vasaline they will work but they attract dirt and you will then get more problems with stiff or sticking locks!

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Re: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

Post by polypody » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:02 pm

Thanks for your help. I've now got some graphite powder & that has improved the lock operation.

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Re: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

Post by Skid Sprocket » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:11 pm

I would use silicone spray not WD40.

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