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Sticky slot

Postby Kwacky » 05 Apr 2019, 09:31

I'm getting some resistance with the ignition when I put the key in and turn it. I suspect it's getting a bit gunked up with crap.

Is it a case of taking the ignition out and stripping it or is there a lazy method to fix it?
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Monty » 05 Apr 2019, 09:56

I normally just blow some PTFE (GT85) spray though mine
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Jack » 05 Apr 2019, 10:17

wd40 works
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Blade » 05 Apr 2019, 10:20

Yep WD40 in there and operate the key on and off a few times.
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby duke63 » 05 Apr 2019, 10:23

I would put a graphite spray in.

Anything with an oil base will attract even more dirt.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LUBRICANT-AERO ... B00BBTJ460
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby duke63 » 05 Apr 2019, 10:24

But since this is Tankslap and we are obliged to take the piss.................take your pick :D


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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Cav » 05 Apr 2019, 10:47

The same happened to my fuel tank key slot.. there was a hole on the bottom which you spray WD40 through until the gunk exits through the key slot. Try to find something like that on the ignition
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby C00kiemonster » 05 Apr 2019, 11:25

For me duke has the best answer but the easy one is wd40.
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Kwacky » 05 Apr 2019, 11:30

I've ordered some graphite spray

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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Blade » 05 Apr 2019, 13:10

The good thing about using WD40 especially on ignition, is it's a water displacer and keeps moisture out of electrical systems.
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Stonesie » 05 Apr 2019, 13:37

I used ACF-50 grease and it seems to work great. Will probably pick up some graphite for next time.
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby StMarks » 05 Apr 2019, 15:11

Fwiw I use ACF-50 spray, as it seems to me that it prevents corrosion of the internal springs/blades and it adheres to the components.
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby kiwikrasher » 06 Apr 2019, 01:33

So disappointed in this thread after such a promising title.
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Blade » 06 Apr 2019, 07:40

kiwikrasher wrote:So disappointed in this thread after such a promising title.


The title is a bit misleading (wasntme)

Should have called it something more appropriate like "Squirters" (giggle)
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby C00kiemonster » 06 Apr 2019, 12:44

I'm glad it wasnt what it suggested tbh :D
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Rossgo » 10 Apr 2019, 13:45

This thread took such a turn so quickly haha!!

On the lock subject I tend to use WD40 - have never had issues in all honesty.

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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Kwacky » 10 Apr 2019, 13:48

The graphite spray seems to have done the trick. Lets see how long it lasts.
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Rossgo » 10 Apr 2019, 14:25

Never considered a lock lube to be honest. May have to get myself some as well

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Re: Sticky slot

Postby duke63 » 10 Apr 2019, 15:19

All professional locksmiths use graphite as a lubricant for locks.
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Re: Sticky slot

Postby Deegee » 10 Apr 2019, 18:46

Graphite would be my first option, but if you’ve got a lock that’s exposed to water or corrosion, I’d use Wurth HHS 2000 adhesive lubricant, ridiculously good on door locks, padlocks and a score of other uses.
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