Oil stain on moon dial

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 07:39 PM GMT

Question

I bought a 20 year old Emperor clock that needed the weight chains re-installed and cleaning/oiling. Of course, I did not do enough research on oiling and I oiled it to much. I placed a couple drops of oil on the moon dial rod so it spread into the moon dial picture leaving a oil stain. To be honest I'm surprised how well clock oil spreads/wicks. Is there anyway of removing the stain or blending in the stain ?

Rick

Answer

I presume the picture is silk screened on. That being the case, I don't know of a medium that would not remove the ink along with the oil. Your best and most cost effective procedure would be to replace the small moon dial disk. A clock materials house would most likely be the best source.

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