Antique Dented Oiler - Perfect Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 3 פבר 2019
In this video i'm restoring an antique dented oiler.

My friend found this oiler in the steel waste at the recycling station. I really liked the unique design of it and I bought it from him for $5. It almost had no rust, but it was very dirty and had a lot of dents. The tricky part of this restoration was definitely the removing of all the dents in the can. I want to say thank you to my friend who helped me with this and to his boss, who allowed him to use the tools from his work place. Check out his website (, they do car body repair in Zurich Switzerland. I'm very happy how it turned out and I really like the new look of the oiler. I'll keep this oiler in my shop and I'm going to use it from now on.

I hope you like my work and the video.

Huge thank you to all of my Patreon supporters and specially to:

Paulina Zamora
Stephan Becker
sunniva thingstad
SA Graver
Joel Miller
Joan Casanovas
Allan Mckenzie
Dawson Mertz
Julie Smith
Lucy Lole
Pascal Bertossa
Ian Hutchinson
Harrison Hughes
Joel Margolis
Llewellyn Schubert
Mark Anderson
Sasan Hezarkhani
Thibaut Hiegel
Brian Boots


00:00 preview
00:22 disassembling
01:11 showing all the parts
01:27 cleaning the parts with the parts washer
01:59 cleaning the parts with warm water and Cif
02:21 showing the three new appeared parts
02:28 removing the paint with paint stripper
02:42 removing the rust on the inside with MC-51
03:00 removing the rust on the inside with small grinding stones
03:39 removing all the dents
04:47 using filler for the welding marks
05:02 cleaning up the rest of the can
06:02 restoring the cover
06:20 masking the parts before painting
06:48 applying two component primer
06:58 wet sanding with water
07:12 applying two component green coat (RAL 6005 moss green)
07:29 restoring the tube
08:35 restoring the pump shaft
09:17 restoring the spring
09:35 making a new cork gasket
09:52 making a new felt gasket
10:05 replacing the o-ring
10:10 showing all the parts before reassembling
10:23 reassembling
11:11 showing the finished product
11:40 final testing

Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project for around 20h
$5 oiler
$20 primer (2K)
$20 moss green coat (2K)
$2.5 felt gasket
$0.5 o-ring

My camera:
Panasonic HC-V180

If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.

Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.

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  • Pek ala harika oldu ustam sanatkar imiş tebrik ederim

  • ا٤اجقظبعبسرزاان

  • I learn a lot watching these restoration videos!

  • масленка не может быть античной она может быть антикварной

  • I N C R I D A B L E

  • Love how this little can is now being used as well beautiful job ❤

  • boring. Not funny. Didn't laugh. 3/10, no amogus.

  • isn't it a modification if you round up edges, isn't it something else when its fiished than before?

  • Love his work

  • Vim ad

  • 🤩👍👍👍👏👏👏

  • that dent remover tool is actually so cool

  • An exercise in what people will watch.

  • Like, gag me with an oiler! Totally *knurly* Man!

  • I will pay $6

  • This man has the patience of Job. I would have pressurize the oil can and heated the dents with oxy acetylene, and watch them pop right out.

  • Another great restoration! Thanks for sharing!

  • Beautiful. And not jet black… ;)

  • hey @my mechanics first of all, love what you're doing. not just restoring but making it better than it was when it was new. What parts washer do you use? it looks like soemthing i might introduce into my workshop

  • 👍👌❤️🙏

  • В античности технология нарезанные резьбы не было.

  • I repaired something this week instead of throwing it out. Thank you for your inspiration!

  • ¡Lindo trabajo!.

  • The TIN MAN thanks you !

    • Thanks a lot for watching :-)

  • मज़ा आ गया ।

  • So ist das nichts mehr wert. Das Alter macht es wertvoll

  • I thought that there would have originally been a leather washer rather than an 'o' ring ?

  • perfect

  • ничего особенного, особо как выправил и покрасил саму маслёнку. ХУЙНЯ работа

  • Pp

  • Amazing result.

  • Я не пойму ты русский или нет???

  • Hermosa pieza, excelente trabajo 👏👏👏❤👍👍👍

  • Very Miraculous job, Sir. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Excellent job. It looks like it was made just right now. Doesn't look restored at all. Level of perfection is infinity.

  • great job bro

  • Прекрасно сделано! Очень эстетично выглядит.

  • wounderful job

  • 👌🏻👌🏻

  • Сколько антиквариата мужик перепортил - жуть!))

  • Golden color was more better than this green.....

  • I like these simple restorations better than the ones where he builds a lot of new parts.

  • Only one word wonderful

  • Античной?! Что за вранье?!.

  • Well done

  • 2:03 don’t say it

  • What we can use

  • Bravo! Increíble 👏🏼 Además de bonito e impresionante es relajante como el ASMR

  • there are lot of tools I never seen before

  • Well done. Very nice and wonderful job.

  • Масленка. Для смазки жареного осленка! 😋

  • 2:03 cum shoot)))))))

  • Amazing work! love your videos

  • Thứ ngu làm như vậy mât giá trị rồi

  • Harika

  • Man i enjoy all your videos. The atention to every detail, and the final results are awesome! 🙌🏻

  • I have been spending the last few days watching your videos. I am going to have to repeat what you already know. You sir, have mad skills!

  • But I would not trust an oiler that had no dent. .

  • Beautiful! Great job!

  • не битая, не крашеная, бабушка раз в год замок ею смазывала...... ))))

  • 이거는 복원해서 실제로 사용하는 듯 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • Trabalho maravilhoso, lindíssimo! O lubrificador foi transformado em jóia. Parabéns!

  • There is always someone who has something to say about the work that others do! Instead you are very good.

  • genial....

  • Hi

  • Que buena restauración se ve bien

  • Лучше чем заводской оригинал

  • is there any genie inside?

  • Класс Ная Вещь Получилось Увас аккуратная👍😁👍😅😁

  • 12 минут 16 реклам 😂

  • Mükemmel

  • 500 nagad dunga

  • Muito bom

  • Sir, I think that O-Ring needs Teflon backup rings. Then, it'll shoot oil across the room. Teflon back-up rings are designed to prevent extrusion in rubber o-ring sealing systems.

  • Looks like a delicious candy green Apple flavor! Delicious ready to enjoy it! Great job CONGRATS:).

  • Legendary Hand's

  • Выкрасить и выбросить))))

  • Okay but that perfect pour of rust remover into the can was great.

  • Такое впечатление,что рекламируете инструменты,а не ремонт маслёнки. Извините

  • You even buffed up the spring, that is a very skilled mechanic or a very talented tool maker, Well Done!!!

  • I just cleaned one of these today but only cleaned it (I don't have the tools or the patience to do as much as you did). The only differences are that the small part with the ball at the beginning of the tube is in aluminium on mine and your cork gasket is a simple rubber gasket on mine. It was painted in a copper like paint on the outside. I didn't touch that. Very good job on yours, it's always impressive to see the end result.

  • would be been easier to just make a new tip instead of filing the knurling.

  • Complimenti! Ma sei italiano o svizzero? Fammi sapere grazie ciao

  • It's perfect! Just one question though, why didn't you sand blast the oiler's body to get an even finish?

  • Ficou lindo!!

  • Античности 100 лет как раз исполнителнилось

  • Класс.👍

  • И снова захожу на этот канал и не важно, что он там чинит, важно с какой любовью, с каким трепетом он прикасается к каждой детали , и внимательно расматривает каждую щелочку и я вместе с ним ухожу куда то далеко в маленькую трещену и засыпаю сладким сном 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • I really like the Jaguar green on that.

  • And that is shinniest oiler in the world in existence!

  • อย่าขัดถูแรงเดี๋ยวซีนยางขาหาอะไหล่ยากนะที่บ้านเคยมีอันหนึ่งเห็นแม่ใช้คูกับตะเกียงแก๊สไง

  • Everybody giving "advice" to this guy needs to shutup.

  • what are the spots we can see in the interior on 5:29?

  • Nice 👍

  • Можно было горох насыпать и залить водой, мы так бензобаки на мотоцикле выравнивали

  • Beautiful. Nice job. Great patience. Love the transition from junk to masterpiece. Ha ha. Keep up the great work.

  • Wow. That is amazing. I enjoyed watching.

  • I REALLY don't think you need to put "Perfect Restoration" in any of your titles. If it's a My Mechanics video, we already KNOW it's going to be perfect. So, to put it back on you...."Title is broken, I make new one" Ed H

  • Very nice job

  • Have you considered heating the metal to 160-200 degrees F and then using dry ice to pop out the dents? A lot of auto body shops use it to remove dents

    • Really? never heard of it