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My car hood's locking mechanism is rusted - any fix?

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Feb 20, 2015
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Tommy74 wrote: Wow, when was the last time you changed oil? That thing wasn't opened for years.
I'd say that instead of that conclusion, it's probably just cheaper metal they used in that latching mechanism or some salt spray (or moisture) got up there somehow.
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tranquility922 wrote: I dunno if I wanna buy extra sprays. I have WD40 and this, which is better? Tx.
http://www.jigaloo.ca/

So imma scrub w steel wool, spray the parts and move/jiggle them, hopefully that'll do the trick to prevent future sticking.
Fluid film is basically what you'd want. You can spray it on any part that may rust.
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engineered wrote: Fluid film is basically what you'd want. You can spray it on any part that may rust.
Fluid film is good, Formula 2000 Corrosion Free, Krown spray - all these will do it. Even after pouring oil in the engine, the last few drops from empty oil bottle on the latch, will keep it lubricated.

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