Best outdoor padlock (reliable in all weathers)

vickster

Legendary Member
Just struggled to get the Wilko ‘all weather’ padlock open on my garden gate. Now doused in GT85, but think I need to get something better.
So...any recommendations please (key not combination preferred)
TIA :smile:
 

T4tomo

Guru
maybe needs something more viscous than GT85 inside it. By their very nature of delicate moving metal innards, I'm not sure many padlocks are going to thrive exposed to the elements. can you put a flap of something weatherproof over it to protect it?
 
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vickster

vickster

Legendary Member
maybe needs something more viscous than GT85 inside it. By their very nature of delicate moving metal innards, I'm not sure many padlocks are going to thrive exposed to the elements. can you put a flap of something weatherproof over it to protect it?
It has a weatherproof cover.
I only have GT85 at my disposal
 
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vickster

Legendary Member
Depending how much you want to spend,I've found these ok.Had a couple outside locking things up,ladders etc and seem ok still.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/master-lock-excell-stainless-steel-weatherproof-disc-padlock-70mm/87006
The Asgard is secured with those. I’ll see if they actually work on the gate bolt.
up to £30 is fine if it’s going to last! And open every time with no issues.
I was just looking at this
https://www.wickes.co.uk/Master-Loc...Weatherproof-Laminated-Steel-Padlock/p/206563
 
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vickster

vickster

Legendary Member
I can recommend these. Used on on a works bike locker and it's now on my garage door.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/cisa-bra...370LcLGIXIa2JMAmA3BoCK8MQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Ooh that’s a bit spendy...I’m also not sure it’ll fit on the gate bolt?
 

Randomnerd

Formerly known as Woodenspoons
Location
North Yorkshire
Well, it sort of is a lube thread, because regular lubrication is the “ key” here. Silicon lube is best for the mechanism because it doesn’t attract dust. Just reminded me to buy some and do my locks! Abus are very good but all need lube regularly
 
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vickster

vickster

Legendary Member
Well, it sort of is a lube thread, because regular lubrication is the “ key” here. Silicon lube is best for the mechanism because it doesn’t attract dust. Just reminded me to buy some and do my locks! Abus are very good but all need lube regularly
I’ve no idea what silicon lube is and Google sends me to Love Honey:wacko:
 

annedonnelly

Girl from the North Country
maybe needs something more viscous than GT85 inside it. By their very nature of delicate moving metal innards, I'm not sure many padlocks are going to thrive exposed to the elements. can you put a flap of something weatherproof over it to protect it?
Surely people have been using padlocks outdoors for years - on workshops, factory gates, allotments,etc ?

They might be expensive but there must be something suitable for outdoors.
 
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