Join Date: Apr 2006
Thanked 160 Times in 157 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Some compass makers offer very reasonable repair or replacement services, so first call the maker.
Compass fluid varies, it may be alcohol, oil, mineral spirits, etc. If you put in the wrong one, you'll muck things up. If you want to top it up, ask the maker what the correct fluid is (many sell it) or ask them for the MSDS on the fluid tha tthey sell--they are required to provide an MSDS for any "chemicals" shipped interstate. And change the o-ring or other reason that your compass leaked, as well.