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Old 11-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #16
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Agree with Dmax's comments about the silicone spray. WD-40 will not wick away moisture very well and it also leaves a mess, potentially damaging your paint if you get it on there. A silicone based lubricant should work better to keep the moisture off. If it's just the latch that is stuck try to get it as warm and dry as possible. You can use ethanol to unfreeze it and carry a lot of the moisture away, then crank up your heat and maybe use a hair dryer/heat gun in the latch mechanism to fully dry it as the alcohol will dry much more readily than a water-based solution, then spray with silicone lubricant. I'm sure high purity vodka is in abundance in Estonia
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