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tshells1
Anyone else out there watching The Repair Shop on Netflix? It's a Brit based show where folks bring in general items (mostly antiques) to be repaired. There is a lot of furniture, ceramic, and antique toy repair which are all interesting but one guy in the shop (Steve) does a lot of antique clock repair. He has a formula for "clock cleaning fluid" that he uses to clean all gears and internals. The brass parts come out looking new. I found several recipes on the web and may just have to give it a try. I was also thinking that this solution in an ultrasonic cleaner may just be the ultimate for cleaning parts.
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MartyJ
I’ve been watching and I appreciate the lack of fake drama prevalent on American reality shows.  I see they all have a skill set and bring in other experts when speciality work is needed.  Nice show.  
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Rustytank
I agree on the manufactured drama. It ruins any show for me.
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rob_pontius
Rustytank wrote:
I agree on the manufactured drama. It ruins any show for me.
  Same here. I quit watching all of the shows like that here. As a matter of fact, I haven't turned a TV on in a few years now. I never understood the need for screenwriters, and script writers on something that is supposed to be real.
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tshells1
rob_pontius wrote:
  Same here. I quit watching all of the shows like that here. As a matter of fact, I haven't turned a TV on in a few years now. I never understood the need for screenwriters, and script writers on something that is supposed to be real.


Wasn't really where I was headed with the OP. While any show is going to add license I think this one stays away from the majority of manufactured drama that is seen on most reality shows. It really just deals with what is being fixed and the process the specialists go through to do it. Although for some people with more skill than myself may find it a bit simplistic at times, I've learned a few things from it that I intend to apply to my GPA hobby, like the use of the clock cleaner I mentioned in the OP.
FloridaTom
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Loganeffecto
The wife and I have been watching it. Decent show! Any hint of the fake drama and I stop. I'm sure the actual shop doesn't exist in any real fashion, just a group of individuals put together for the show. I have wondered about the clock fluid as well.
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MartyJ
It appears to be a living history shop which is great as it avoids any issues of cost and concentrates on the repair skills.  The theme seems to be saving items from the past through skillfully repairing them, something all of us can relate to.  I didn’t want to divert the thread and apologize if I did.  It is a nice show and worth watching I think. 
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outlawmws
I'll have to look that one up!
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tshells1
MartyJ wrote:
It appears to be a living history shop which is great as it avoids any issues of cost and concentrates on the repair skills.  The theme seems to be saving items from the past through skillfully repairing them, something all of us can relate to.  I didn’t want to divert the thread and apologize if I did.  It is a nice show and worth watching I think. 


I too like that it avoids the issue of cost. And as far as the skills of the workers, they are all very good at what they do but I especially enjoy Steve (the clock restorer) and Kirstin (the ceramic restorer). They both are true masters from what I've seen. The only thing I've seen Steve have a really hard time with was the old toy steam roller which he finally gave up getting it to run.
FloridaTom
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hahoe03
I've been watching this as well. I'd like to know what his formula is. This show is located in a living museum in Britain. People can bring pieces to them to get repaired for free. I believe they have to submit a form and get chosen for this show. I wish they could go a little more in depth on some of the repairs though. 
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