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Offline SeanFD

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Petrol Cap Lock
« on: September 07, 2020, 09:59:33 AM »
Has anyone ever taken the Petrol cap lock apart?

I want to take the wee plastic bit out so I can get it powder coated - the chrome part, not the plastic part  ;)

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Re: Petrol Cap Lock
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 03:21:51 PM »
I have no idea how to do it - what about just buying a new one if the chrome has gone bad?
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Re: Petrol Cap Lock
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 06:28:58 AM »
Can’t talk specifically on this lock, but to dismantle them you often have to insert the key, turn the barrel... and only then some pin / circlip / grub screw ...whatever ... makes itself known.

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Re: Petrol Cap Lock
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 09:41:32 AM »
I have a new one somewhere.
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Re: Petrol Cap Lock
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 10:59:10 AM »
I was getting some new hours keys cut and asked the locksmith what he thought.

He was fiddling with it and half way through the sentence, “No idea really, just keep fiddling ... oops, there it is!”

When I asked what he did, he said, “No idea!”

His one piece of advice was that, when putting it back, to make sure it was fully seated before turning it.

This was supposed to be a budget resurrection, but the mission-creep has been considerable as has the cost. I decided to powder coat all the chrome bits as the poor man’s alternative. Not as good-as-new, but substantially better than “as-was”.
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Re: Petrol Cap Lock
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 11:38:55 AM »
Powder coat does not stick to chrome very well. De chrome the parts first by reverse plating  ;)

 

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