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    Default how to remove excess oil from lock

    hi all,

    i have an old padlock which i found recently. however, in order to ease up it's operation, i accidentally oiled it too much and now it leaks oil when i use it..is there any way to remove the excess oil from inside the padlock?

    TIA
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    Default Re: how to remove excess oil from lock

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    hi all,

    i have an old padlock which i found recently. however, in order to ease up it's operation, i accidentally oiled it too much and now it leaks oil when i use it..is there any way to remove the excess oil from inside the padlock?

    TIA
    You can use degreaser but might cause it to rust after washing.

    My advise is, continue using and someday, it will stop leaking.

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