Featured Pro: Eric Stromer Category: Home Improvement Time: 0:50
ERIC STROMER: Hey, I’m Eric Stromer. Here’s your GMC Trade Secret.
Nothing is more effective at unsticking a lock than graphite. It comes in a tube or a spray form. It works far superior to traditional spray lubricants. I’m going to show you how to unstick your lock. Come on.
The most important thing to think about using the graphite powder is to tap the powder to the edge of the nozzle. Go ahead and get it right into the keyhole and squirt it in. Get plenty of material inside. Go ahead and put that key in. Move it back and forth. Twist it. Make that lock work. Go ahead and bring it out. Wipe the key off. There you go, nice and lubricated.
Now, keep in mind that the oil-based lubricants are not as effective when it comes to locks like this because they do have a tendency to gum up and stick.
I’m Eric Stromer. That’s your GMC Trade Secret. Go out and fix yourself a sticky lock.