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Make house cleaning faster and easier with the tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- Washing tray
- Cleaning fluid
- Watchmakers' tools
- Soft-bristle brush
- Lint-free rag
- Antique clock repair shop (optional)
Put parts in cleaning fluid
Disassemble the clock movement and place all the compatible parts in a tray filled with cleaning fluid. Remove the spring from the barrel before placing the barrel in the cleaning fluid.
Remove parts from cleaning fluid
Remove the parts from the cleaning fluid and brush them with a soft brush.
Clean specific parts
Clean the nooks and crannies with sharpened pegwood, and clean the pinion leaves with the brush and rag. Wipe the teeth of the wheels with pith.
Clean the mainspring and fine pivots.
Clean the plate
Remove the clock plate from the solution, dry it, and blow the plate with bellows. Clean out all the holes and the oil sinks for retaining oil at the pivot ends with pegwood.