January 19, 2014 12:25 am at 12:25 am #611874
If you have a ring of keys that have many keys that look the same, how do you tell them apart? Im starting to get fed up that every time I have to open certain doors its a whole process of going through all the keys. Looking for some idea how to mark my keys.
ThanksJanuary 19, 2014 1:39 am at 1:39 am #1010174hudiParticipant
Key covers! Found at home depot and similar stores. These work for house keys, not sure about car keys.January 19, 2014 1:39 am at 1:39 am #1010175
They sell colorful plastic covers that go over the top of the key.January 19, 2014 2:07 am at 2:07 am #1010176
Cool I gots to check this out.January 19, 2014 2:13 am at 2:13 am #1010177
What do you do if you have too many locks? throw a bris!January 19, 2014 2:18 am at 2:18 am #1010178oomisParticipant
There are color-coded key covers you can get in most variety stores or locksmith stores The key fits in through a hole in the cover and then stretches to fit around its head. But until you find them, you can use nail polish of different colors (if you have any) and simply paint a different color on each head of the keys. It lasts a long time.January 19, 2014 4:17 am at 4:17 am #1010179
They’re also available on Amazon.January 19, 2014 4:39 am at 4:39 am #1010180Gryffindorable GirlMember
Just paint the tops with nail polish. Why spend money?January 19, 2014 4:48 am at 4:48 am #1010181
If they really are the same, they’ll all open the same lock. Otherwise, study the grooves.January 19, 2014 5:27 am at 5:27 am #1010182
Why spend money on nail polish?January 19, 2014 10:42 am at 10:42 am #1010183
To mark your keys!January 19, 2014 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #1010184writersoulParticipant
You can also use nail polish to mark clothing, utensils, etc. Really useful. I use it all the time without it ever going near my fingernails (except, of course, for when I’m sloppy).January 19, 2014 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #1010185
nail polish is a good pet rockFebruary 13, 2014 5:12 am at 5:12 am #1010186Gryffindorable GirlMember
Those key covers cost over $5 for a pack. Nail polish is $1 at most 99 cent stores.
And, as rebyidd said quite correctly, it can also be a good pet rock.February 13, 2014 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm #1010187
GG if an unmarried bochur is seen buying nail polish it could raise some questions.February 13, 2014 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #1010188
Are we so nosy that we look at what everyone is buying to judge them? I sincerely hope not.February 13, 2014 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #1010189
Umm WIY cmon really? you know better than that sorry to break it to you.February 14, 2014 12:59 am at 12:59 am #1010190
If he looks at his nails while buying nail polish, it might be assumed that he has nails.February 14, 2014 3:06 am at 3:06 am #1010191ItcheSrulikMember
Most places that cut keys can also etch a letter or two into the top of the key. That way you don’t have to remember which color stands for what.
Goq: Most unmarried bochurim have female relatives. I keep a tube of lipstick in my toolbox for marking moving parts like locks. Believe me, I didn’t buy it myself.February 14, 2014 3:12 am at 3:12 am #1010192
Exactly you did not buy it yourself because if you did it might raise some eyebrows.April 1, 2014 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #1010193Dr. PepperParticipant
My method is to create a string of 4 – 6 numbers for each key (based on the amount of teeth and depth of the teeth) and associate each lock with that series of numbers. I trained myself to do this in high-school (the story behind that is beyond the scope of this thread but you can click here to read that story). I’ve had many keys over the years, never used a color coding system and rarely inserted the incorrect key into a lock.April 1, 2014 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #1010194popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Dr. Pepper, thanks for checking in today. Excellent!April 2, 2014 2:50 am at 2:50 am #1010195HaLeiViParticipant
Why don’t you just punch many more holes in your belt and stick keys into them? It would be a sinch to remember that hole number 33 is this while number 72 is that.
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