If you find your car lock frozen, don’t panic, there is a useful and quick tool that will get you out of trouble in a few minutes, the Guilbert Express 4500 torch guns. Here’s what to do and what not to do if you find yourself in that situation.
Techniques to be avoided
When your car lock is frozen, some processes should be avoided, as you risk damaging your key and/or your lock. Do not pour boiling water on your lock, you will create a thermal shock that can be fatal to your paintwork and, flooding the lock means taking the risk that it will freeze again in extreme cold conditions.
The lighter technique may work, but it is complicated. First of all, if there is a strong wind, you can spend hours there, but you will never succeed, because you will never be able to keep the flame burning. You should heat the key and not the lock itself, as you risk damaging your handle and bodywork. You also risk burning your fingers, because lighters are not designed to stay lit for a long time and their top part becomes boiling hot. By the way, not everyone always carries a lighter!
A hair dryer is more appropriate, even if it takes time. The problem is that you must have a hairdryer with you, and also an electric socket nearby, which is rarely the case in a car park, unless you are parked in front of your home and have a professional extension cord.
Advantages of the hot air torch
The torch does not actually produce a flame, and only gives off very high heat. It is in fact a hot air gun which is a versatile tool that can help you in many situations.
Guilbert Express has developed a practical and easy to use hot air torch gun that will serve you on many occasions. It can thaw, strip, bend, even weld some materials, etc. In the situation we are looking at, it will thaw your car lock in a few minutes.
The hot air gun reference 4500 from Guilbert Express is supplied with two flat nozzles and a reflector. You can focus the heat on the very specific area of your lock, without affecting its surroundings. In a few minutes, you’re out of the woods.
The advantage of the Guilbert Express hot air gun reference 4500 is that it works autonomously with an integrated butane or propane gas cartridge. Its piezo ignition works in all weather conditions down to – 8°C. This means you can work in any car park without the need for an electric socket.
It turns over immediately and you can use it in any position. Its temperature is adjustable between 400 and 750°C.
What are the other uses of the Guilbert Express 4500 hot air blowtorch?
The Guilbert Express hot air blowtorch 4500 has a power of 500 W and a flow rate of 38 g/h. This means that you will be able to work efficiently and quickly, even on large surfaces.
You can heat zinc without the risk of breaking it, shape PVC sleeves and tubes, heat shrink sleeves, remove plastic tiles and adhesives. You can also use it to weld and repair PVC tarpaulins, dry the strips to join plasterboard, strip and dry paints and varnishes, loosen nuts and screws, etc.
With its temperature setting, two-hour autonomy and choice of nozzles, you can also use your Guilbert Express 4500 hot air gun for meticulous work: small electronic repairs, vinyl or leather repairs, car upholstery, adhesive removal, paint stripping, etc.