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How To - Refurbish an Antique Rim Lock

Welcome to our brief video tutorial about refurbishing a simple steel cased rim lock. This particular latch is probably late Victorian and these thumb latch examples are normally seen on bathrooms and bedrooms. This tutorial is also relevant to modern rim locks and latches.


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JAMES GORMAN - January 12, 2021

Hello I have just stripped a rim lock which was coated in layers of paint. I have rub the surface of the lock with fine steel wool but the surface looks patchy. Can you recommend how to get a good finish?

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