Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PurpleParrot Fantastic Product if you know what it is and what it is for
I read the reviews carefully and was not going to buy this. However, Since the return policy is so good at Home Depot, I gave it a shot.
I wanted Graphite because I wanted to lubricate Door Locks, and Bicycle chains. I am quite familiar Graphite Lubricants I inherited from my father. It disappeared so I need new. This WORKS perfect and am 100% pleased with the product. Now about other comments. Those who complained about how difficult it is to clean up, don't know anything about Graphite. It is an EXTREMELY small particle. It will stain nearly EVERYTHING. Get it on your hands, and it will take not was away easily. Get it on leather, upholstery, clothes, carpet, towels, any cloth, wood and the item is 100% going to be permanently stained. That is what graphite does, and what this SHOULD DO. This DOESN'T leave a sticky residue. It is intended for locks and can leave any liquid or tack film or it will attract dirt and abrasives destroying the lock. If you are looking for a DRY lube with a propellant to get it into hard to get places, this is it. Want to Lubricate sliding door ways, NOT THE PRODUCT. You need new rollers not lubricant. Want to lubricate door hinges in the house. NOT A GOOD IDEA. Too easy to make a mess. Use a silicone or PTFE (AKA Teflon) based lube. Want an industrial strength dry lube for Gears, Bicycle and other types of chains, Locks, etc. this is the product at a great price.
Last, A pencil is made of Graphite. Graphite is BLACK. You can't make Graphite Clear or any other color other than Black just like you can't change the spots on a leopard. Know what the product is for, know what you are going to do with it, and it will work perfect.
April 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by retireddude Terrible product
As it turned out, graphite under pressure is a terrible idea. As careful as I tried to be to put the little extender in a door lock that was sticking, it went everywhere. What a mess. Took over an hour to clean up plus I will have to do some repainting- and at one point, not sure I was going to be able to get it off the tile floor. Next time I will use WD40 (which I did here and it worked fine) or a silicon product. If you need graphite, I remember small squeeze type tubes that at least you can control but I did not seem them at Home Depot.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jqbrad Very Fine Product
Effective and easy to apply but recommend using a towel or rag to catch the excess when applying and when using a key the first couple of times afterwards.
April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mscingle Horrible!
Got this because the store was out of graphite tubes. The explanation on the side of the can implied this did the same thing, which was lubricate sticky keys. All it did was spray a layer of black gunk all over my hands and key, and the key still sticks in the lock, I almost just broke it off in the lock actually. Do not buy!!!! Oh and now the black gunk on the key is rubbing off on my hands and everything inside my purse. Buy graphite in a tube instead.
January 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FeelingburntinLongBeach locked out
Replaced all my locks with Schlage upper dead bolts and regular knob locks on four doors, 8 locks total from Home Depot. The locks were EZ to install and were working great. Two weeks later I purchased the GS Graphite Dry Lube for the locks, you know, extend the life. I applied the lubricant, worked the key to coat all area's and then went to work. When I got back home all the locks were completely frozen, I couldn't even get the key in. I called B'laster Corporation and was advised to use brake cleaning fluid, some of their product was shipped with too much resin and this will free up the locks. Drove to an auto store and picked up some transmission cleaning fluid, they didn't have brake cleaning fluid. It worked, but that was just too much drama and I wanted others out there to NOT have this happen to them.
December 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eugene did the job needed and will buy again if needed later
product was easy to use and did the job but putting in the review is a pain and requires too much wording
May 29, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BigWu It's not lubricant, it's liquid glue!
As a few other posters have noted, this stuff isn't lubricant, it's resin glue. Froze up my front door locks and washer & dryer buttons. Had to disassemble the locks and soak in break cleaning solvent to free the mechanisms. Took a couple of days soaking in dish soap to free the plastic washer/dryer buttons.
THIS PRODUCT IS DEFECTIVE!!!
June 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LockedOut Do NOT use on Key Locks / Locksets
Although locks are listed on the label uses, use with extreme caution. We lubed 4 lock sets which were only a bit less than smoothly operating to begin with and only one is now operable. All others are blocked / frozen in place. We have followed instructions to break the blockage to no avail. Will probably have to replace all locks. Thank goodness we "worked" one of the locksets extensively after lubing it or we would be locked out. WORST GRAPHITE PRODUCT EVER FOR LOCKS.
December 9, 2011