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Frozen Canopy Lock

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by tanzak88, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    tanzak88

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    Alright, one of the locks on my canopy is frozen and I need to get in... Now....

    I've used a half bottle of lock de-icer, hit it with a hair dryer for about 10 minutes, and nothing... This lock has been causing me grief since I bought the canopy 3 weeks ago. They both stick, but this one is worse. I'm nearly out of de-icer now (have used up the rest over the past 3 weeks)...

    I need to get in.. my bag of clothes is in there and I need to do laundry tonight... leaving for Seattle in the AM, and flying to PA the following morning.

    This piece of shit. I'm so mad.

    Any tips or tricks, aside from lock de-icer and a hair dryer?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Nevermind... after one hour of lock de-icer treatments, and hair dryer work.... it finally unlocked. What a piece of shit.

    LEER, I want new locks... NOW!
     
  3. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:46 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Glad you able to get in.
    when I had a cap on my tundra (A.R.E.), it came with a rubber cover that fit over the handle.
    Not sure what the leer caps have for handle or locks.
    Been there done that with many locks in winter. Hope you enjoy your trip to Seattle.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    Pugga

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    Depending on the handle type, they're interchangable. I bought a used ARE cap and was able to use the handle covers from my dad's old Leer. A local cap dealer gave me 3 of them for free also, they're a life saver since they keep water and salt out of the lock tumbler.

    Hit it with some PB blaster when it's thawed out also (or some other lubricant). It seems to keep the locks free and working properly.
     
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