Padlocks Technical Advice Centre

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Is graphite powder a good lubricant for padlocks?

You published a video on YouTube for lubricating padlocks. You do not mention graphite powder. Do you recommend this? Dan Hunt, London Good question. Graphite powder is a good lubricant especially in cold weather as it works well to prevent a lock from freezing. However, in the UK it is very humid even when cold. […]

What is the best lubricant for a padlock?

This is a very common question and often the mostly commonly used type, WD40, is the wrong choice. I’d be rich by now if I had £1 for every time a customer had told me their lock was still sticky only after a month of using WD40. The problem is that it simply drains out […]