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Product Care and Maintenance Recommendations
In order to gain the maximum life from your CG LOCKS product, correct maintenance procedures should be followed.
The following guidelines provide recommendations for your maintenance program. It is important that maintenance be done on a regular basis. It is recommended that inspections and cleaning be done routinely – at least annually.
A shorter interval should be used in marine or other corrosive environments and in areas prone to atmospheric fallout.
The use of products with soft finishes; such as gold plate, lacquered brass or chrome plate, need special care. Dirt or other contaminants must not be allowed to build up on the surface, as these will readily discolour and impair the surface.
Some change in colour, gloss or chalking may be expected dependant on exposure.
Key cylinders should be lubricated at least once a year or when there are signs of roughness when inserting or retracting the key. Remove any dirt, grime and salt deposits on and around the end of the cylinder barrel, and apply a small amount of lubricant to the keyblade and insert the key into the lock barrel to maintain a smooth action. Cylinders should be lubricated with 'Inox MX3' lubricant.
Exposed mechanisms and parts should be cleaned with a non-metallic brush. Apply a small amount of preferably Teflon based lubricant or alternatively light sewing machine 5W mineral oil to lubricate moving parts and prevent corrosion of exposed metal surfaces. Be careful not to apply an excessive amount of lubricate as this will have a detrimental effect of adhering dust to these surfaces,potentially reducing their life.