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To Prevent Oil From Creeping

From The American Horologist magazine, July, 1944

To Prevent Oil From Creeping

For clocks, meters, and other work which it is not desirable to immerse in the solution, it is sufficient to apply to the pivots, bearings, holes and other rubbing surfaces a pegwood nib or pencil brush dipped in the Epilame solution and allow the parts to dry before assembling. Remove, if necessary, any residue after evaporation, as described for watches.

In spite of its infinitesimal thickness, the Epilame deposit which covers the surfaces offers considerable resistance, and only a severe scratch or passing the parts through benzine would remove the coating, in which case it would be necessary to prepare the parts afresh in the bath after cleaning and before reoilng.

If after prolonged use the bath becomes cloudy owing to the presence of foreign matter deposited by the parts which have been immersed, all that is necessary is to pass the liquid through filter paper to restore it to its original condition.

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