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OK here's the thing like a lot of you my lock seized, as it filled up with powdery corrosion... I couldn't get the tumbler/barrel/lock out, I've taken it off scrubbed off as much crap as I could (it was utterly filled with it) wd40 washed it, put it back together... But while it's now free moving..... It's actually FREE moving... Somehow the locks just loose. I can now turn it with a screw driver.

So my 2 please help me questions are;
How do I take the barrel tumbler lock thing out to give that a proper deep clean... And how do I make it match up with my key again?

I guess it's possible the pins are just stuck with corrosion, and getting it out to give a proper clean might just fix it... But if now how do I pair it with the key?

So far go ogling hasn't been much a help....
 

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I know it's too late now, but the best thing you can use to lubricate a lock cylinder with is dry graphite powder. WD40, or any type of oil will eventually make it gunky.
 

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I know it's too late now, but the best thing you can use to lubricate a lock cylinder with is dry graphite powder. WD40, or any type of oil will eventually make it gunky.
as in literal pencil shavings?

And yeah i realise as the petrol... seeps into the lock it messes with oils. Yeah I get some petrol come up through the thing :/
 

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The pins are most likely just stuck. You could take it to a lock smith for a proper cleaning and lubrication.

You could also get an ultrasonic cleaner (https://amzn.to/31Ij0I3) and try that, but it would probably be cheaper to have a locksmith do it.
 
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