Sunday, May 22, 2011

Reanimated




Before and after:

12 comments:

  1. Wow! That IS impressive. I'd have written the rust-bucket off as a junker but the Evapo-rust treatment seems to have transformed it completely. Are sure that's the same machine ;-) Looks like the blueing has gone with the rust.

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  2. Amazing! It's hard to believe it's the same machine. I know nothing about restoration of this scale (or perhaps any scale!); would have dismissed the "Before" version without a thought. The moral: don't just a typewriter by its... rust!

    I'm excited to see it with all the finishing touches.

    Thanks for this, I'm learning a lot from your posts.

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  3. Impressive! You may start seeing random rustbuckets at your door...

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  4. What a difference! I have not encountered Evapo-Rust or its Swiss equivalent, but you have made a believer out of me - I agree with everyone that I would have passed this over if I'd seen it in its original state! Great job.

    I think the cherry-red paint is a wonderful idea, of course, and I look forward to seeing the result!

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  5. Wow, you didn't waste any time! I posted a comment yesterday about painting it navy blue, but a) it appears my reply wasn't sent (I was writing in a hurry) and b)cherry red sounds like a better colour, anyway.
    The results will be interesting.

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  6. @Rob: "Looks like the blueing has gone with the rust."

    Bluing actually is a form of controlled oxidation (rusting), so I imagine Evapo-rust strips it just like any other product of oxidation on the metal. (:

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  7. That's amazing. Never knew there was such a thing.

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  8. @Ted: I didn't know that, thanks.

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  9. Richard:

    Do you just toss the whole thing in a bucket of EvapoRust? Or what?

    Rob

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