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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:51 pm

I used to be really good at the shim pick method, but it only works with crappy locks! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:37 pm

Never got into this much, only enough to pick my front door with a semi-decent success rate. I could never get the hang of padlocks or small stuff.

However, I do remember what was perhaps one of my greatest mcguyver moments. Once, at a friends house and lacking a set of lock picks, I picked a padlock with KClO<sub>4</sub>/ NaC<sub>6</sub>H<sub>5</sub>CO<sub>2</sub>.

(^formula agonizingly typed out to keep in line with the rules and make the resident chemists happy)
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:21 pm

Ah, you mean the shim method for padlocks? Or is this something different? I've never heard of a "shim pick" method before.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:32 pm

It's for combo locks. You take a shim (I used soda can) and slide it around one side of the loop, then shove it down into the body and it unlocks it mysteriously ;) problem is, there has to be enough clearance between the hole the loop goes in and the loop itself. That's why it doesn't work with good quality locks.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:40 pm

Did you read the first sentence of my post? :lol:

Shimming padlocks or combination locks is a bypass method, not a picking method.

@Fnord: I'd very much like to see how you pulled that off. You could tell me via PM if you're inclined to.
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Unread postAuthor: natas » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:08 pm

is'nt picking pretty oldscool ? key bumping is the way to go... :-)
just make a few sets of 999 keys.. and have fun :-)
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