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    • 1jacks64
    • By 1jacks64 7th Oct 17, 12:41 PM
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    Best oil for double glazing
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    Best oil for double glazing 7th Oct 17 at 12:41 PM
    I would like to oil all the moving parts on my double glazing such as locking mechanisms etc. I remember the people who fitted my windows telling me not to use WD40 but a different oil that was much better to use. I cannot remember which one he recommended. Please can anyone suggest the best oil to use ? Thanks.
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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 7th Oct 17, 12:45 PM
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    Silicon Spray. Prices vary greatly so shop around.
    • Jonesya
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    I just use a light mineral oil on the moving parts, when I remember, - this:
    http://www.wilko.com/car-maintenance-products/3-in-one-multi-purpose-drip-oil-100ml/invt/0126943

    I don't use it on the euro lock mechanism itself though, the general advise seems to be to avoid oils, sprays and greases on lock mechanisms because it can attract dirt and gum them up. You can get graphite powder, dry lubricant for locks.
    Last edited by Jonesya; 07-10-2017 at 1:04 PM.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 7th Oct 17, 2:28 PM
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    Our fitter advised silicon spray as it's not sticky so doesn't attract dirt.
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    Silicon spray!!
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