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Will silicone spray lubricant cause bare dry wood to swell?

If wooden parts are binding, will silicone spray lubricant cause bare dry wood to swell? The wood is not maple or oak or birch. It is some type of softwood, maybe fir or pine. The bearing surfaces ...
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Please advise how to lubricate stiff latch bolt of mortise lockset on metal exterior security door. (NOT the pins in the keyway!)

The latch bolt of the mortise lockset in a metal security door is stiff. I worry about the long-term effect of slamming the door in order to drive the stiff latch bolt back and allow the door to ...
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What benefits do fluoropolymers provide in lubricants?

I'm confused about what fluoropolymers do, and why they supposedly make lubricate products better? It's colorless so it'll reduce stains on paint, but does it make a lubricant work better?