What can I do for restraint maintenance?

Use only approved restraining procedures such as the guidelines in our handcuff manual. Frequent review and practice of proper procedures will increase your safety and efficiency. Approved procedures will also help to ensure your restraints continue to function properly.

While Peerless® restraints are designed and manufactured to take abuse avoid dropping onto or banging against hard surfaces.

Restraints should receive regular care and maintenance. Inspect them frequently. Keep the ratchet and key hole free of dirt, lint or other foreign substances which may hinder proper functioning.

When unlocking your restraint be careful not to torque the key guide post. This will loosen the post causing it to fall out. Also, be careful not to over rotate the key causing the key flag to break off or become stuck in the locking mechanism. Use extra caution when using oversize keys.

When possible carry your restraints in a protective case to reduce exposure to outside elements. If exposed to moisture dry thoroughly. Most importantly, dry the inside locking mechanisms. Use a hair dryer if necessary to force moisture out of the lock cavity. Avoid temperatures above 300° Fahrenheit. After drying re-lubricate following the instructions:

Standard and Color Plated Restraint Maintenance

Standard and Color Plated product should be lubricated with a quality light oil. Apply liberally making sure the oil has worked into the locking mechanism, double lock hole and single strand pivot area. After lubrication remove all excess oil from handling surfaces so the restraints are not slippery.

The following are recommended:

085 Ultra Bore or Special Forces Dry Lube: Both are made by Otis Technologies. They are high quality , light weight and non-greasy lubricants. They can be found in most law enforcement supply stores or gun supply stores. More information at www.otisgun.com.

Tri-Flow: Made by Tri-flow Lubricants. Teflon based - light weight and non-greasy. More information at www.triflowlubricants.com. Found at most hardware stores.

WD40: A good inexpensive lubricant. Found at most hardware stores.

Black Oxide finishes may require more frequent lubrication and may tend to rust if not kept properly oiled.

If the restraints are contaminated by blood, vomit or other substances, use appropriate disinfecting techniques. See FAQ's for more information.

High Security Restraint Maintenance

Use the following instructions for lubricating and disinfecting Peerless High Security restraints. Do not use maintenance guidelines for standard and color plated products.

Important: Care should be taken when using cleaning solvents and lubricants on high security restraints. Different chemicals, temperatures and stress can have adverse affects on the LEXAN® thermoplastic lock housing.

Cleaning: The Lexan® portion of the Handcuffs or Leg Irons may cleaned with a mild soap and water only!  Complete immersion is not recommended and should be avoided. Care should be taken to remove all remaining cleaning agents with forced-air drying or warm water. Hot water above 140ºF should be not be used.

Lubrication: Routinely clean and lightly oil the ratchet area and double strand rivet area to insure proper operation. Avoid getting any lubricants on the LEXAN® thermoplastic lock housing parts. Do not use any lubricant other than a Silicone Mold Release lubricant; such as SLIDE product #: 40112N

Last update on February 1, 2011 by Administrator.

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