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Medeco high security cylinders with exacting tolerances
require routine maintenance to ensure smooth operation.
Medeco exclusively recommends the use of FLUID
FILM® to lubricate all Medeco cylinders. FLUID FILM® is a
fast acting, invasive and long lasting lubricant that provides
lubricity up to 10 times longer than other products
when applied to high-use locking devices. FLUID FILM®
is readily available world-wide and is the only cylinder
lubricant used in the Medeco factory.
Prior to lubrication, locks that are dirty or oily should be
cleaned with a quality electrical contact cleaner, while
locks that are extremely dirty or oily may have to be
completely disassembled. It is therefore recommended
that only Medeco Factory Certified Locksmiths (such as Peifer Safe and Lock) disassemble Medeco cylinders.
How to Lubricate:
- Shake can well with nozzle opening pointing away
from the face.
- Place the plastic spray tube against the keyway opening
and press the nozzle down using a very brief burst of
- Allow the lubricant to penetrate the cylinder for 10
seconds before inserting the key. Wipe away excess
lubricant with a cloth if necessary.
- Operate the key in the cylinder several times to ensure
dispersement of the lubricant.
- It is also recommended to clean the sidebar area of the
cylinder: Insert the key and turn 90 degrees clockwise.
Place the end of the plastic spray tube as close as possible
to the top shoulder of the key. Spray with a quick
burst. This will clean and lubricate the sidebar slot on
the inside surface of the cylinder’s shell.
How Often to Lubricate:
Frequency of lubrication depends on location of the cylinder, weather conditions and amount of use. A lock installed on an
interior door that is only used a couple times a day should be lubricated once a year. A lock installed on the exterior entrance
door of an apartment with several hundred tenants and freezing weather conditions should be lubricated at least 4 times a year
or anytime the key is difficult to insert or turn.
Medeco is not responsible for damage to the lock caused by foreign matter other than Medeco approved lubricants or by
accident, theft, misuse, abuse, or abnormal use or conditions.
2.25 ounce or 11.75 ounce spray cans