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Old 10-10-16, 01:22 PM
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My door lock outside knob looks ugly with copper green rust. It may be caused by wet weather or dirty hands. How to clean it, what solution could be used for polish? The color of knob looks brown copper, but I don't think it is real copper, it is only coat.
 
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Old 10-10-16, 01:29 PM
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The colors you describe are consistent with copper. Can you post a picture or two?
 
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Most likely it needs to be replaced once the sealers worn off it's shot.
Want to try anyway try Brasso.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brasso-Mu...-8-oz/14862623
Cheap knobs like Kwikset do not last long.
If you do replace it spend a few extra dollars on a Schluge brand knob.
 
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Old 10-11-16, 09:42 AM
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Once, I am going to replace them. I have three doors, and they share one key. If I replace one, I have to have two keys for doors or I have to replace all there locks. In the market, I could find two locks share one key, but it is difficult to find three locks sharing one key. I'll put picture later.
 
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Old 10-11-16, 10:17 AM
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Just have the new lock keyed to match the existing locks. If in doubt, take your current key to a locksmith and s/he can show you what is compatible.
 
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Any locksmith can rekey the locks to match. Most big box stores will rekey the locksets they sell.
 
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This is the picture of my dirty knob. This door is open to my backyard deck.
 
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Looks like the plating is wearing off.
 
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So, I have to replace it? Is there anyway to replace knob only?
 
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If you get the same brand/style of lockset you could just replace the knobs but it's not a big deal to replace the whole thing.
 
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I would be concerned about wear and dirt and such in the mechanism of something that looks this old and would therefore replace the whole thing.
 
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Old 10-25-16, 08:26 PM
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Boy that's ugly! Looks like a cheap Grade 3 (light residential) possibly a Kwikset Tylo, being almost as cheap as the cheapest imports, just replace it. Big box stores can match keys with new purchases, altho generally only 3 finishes will be available at big boxes. But your local smithy can show you a veritable rainbow of finishes you can order, albeit costing more, can sure spruce up the door!
 
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Old 10-27-16, 09:26 AM
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Agree with rstripe; Kwikset Tylo or possibly Bel Air. I seem to also remember aluminum with a "gold" anodized finish; really cheap. For what new locks and keying will cost, I think you would be money ahead to replace those three locks.
 
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