Originally Posted by 02Pilot
Eh? The only reason you wouldn't have access is if you haven't gone that far with disassembly. Assuming you haven't, and you don't want to, then forget about lubrication and just flush with solvent.
This is what I see in front of me. Removing the two screws that you see in this photo does nothing (the block is still non-openeable). I'm assuming the rivets are permanently holding it together.
Would soaking this mechanism in alcohol or lighter fluid do any damage to the glass?
The plan is, I guess is to dissolve all that oil as per group's suggestion and get synthetic oil for some pin-point application (though I'm not sure I can do this part right since the mechanism seems to be sealed-in).