That WD-40 sure is tough stuff. Yes I too use engine degreaser. I got tired of ruining perfectly good (and expensive) cleaning solutions. Just one movement with WD on it and the solution is destroyed. Glad you brought up the tea for rust point. I completely forgot about that one (so what’s new?) That’s another good old remedy that I’m willing to bet came out of the U.K.!!!
Thanks…also a note to you Arutha, since your post on your new clock find in another thread I’ve been glued to ebay UK looking at clocks and prices. It’s tough to keep from bidding at some of those prices.