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I've got an ignition switch that works real stiff and I want to lube it a little bit.
I've heard that WD-40 would attack the plastic parts and it would come apart.
I've always heard that youo shouldn't use silicone around electrical contacts.
What kind of lube is best/safe to use?
Thanks for your input.
 

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I'd first try the graphite powder for lock tumblers. Eric

or WD-40, but spray it on the key only and then insert and turn. That way you'll lube the tumblers and not get any on the contacts.
 

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Thanks, guys.
Now if I can just find that tube of graphite lube that I know I saw in my shop five years ago.
Thanks for the bump JD.
 

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They make ignition switch/lock lube. Volvo sent me some as part of a recall to the locks/ignition switch. Maybe there is such a thing in NAPA, AutoZone, etc. Pete
 

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The pistol forums I go to all warn against wd40 for anything.Apparantly it's use is as a W-ater D-isplacement but it dries into a hard mess after a while so it's not good for lubing a lock cylinder. find the right stuff or another brand of light oil.i'd drip some ATF in there in a heartbeat cause it's very slippery and the electrical solenoids in current auto trans seem to do just fine bathed in it.
 

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