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Thread: FE Wells & Son Co. Pipe Vise Restoration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimebones View Post
    First, you should find a shop with a good bead blaster to get rid of all corrosion, then apply finish.
    Normally I would but money is a little tight to even be doing small things like that. Naval rust jelly, a steel some Pine-Sol, and 1/4 inch chisel have been working great. I know bead blasting would be way faster but this feels more personal for me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strodinator View Post
    Normally I would but money is a little tight to even be doing small things like that. Naval rust jelly, a steel some Pine-Sol, and 1/4 inch chisel have been working great. I know bead blasting would be way faster but this feels more personal for me as well.

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    Sounds like you got it handled. Great to keep old tools "alive".

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    Back when I owned my shop we had extensive tap and die sets from Greenfield...

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I think we had the same setup from them mounted on our install trucks back when we had to cut and thread gas pipe before flex pipe was available.



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    Believe me, it's been cold enough in the shop I wish I could drop them of to be blasted.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slimebones View Post
    Sounds like you got it handled. Great to keep old tools "alive".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strodinator View Post
    Anyone have any ideas on a potential finishing product? Obviously they used some nice bake on lead based paint but I'm having a hell of a time finding something similar. I don't want to use rattle can unless I have a good bake on clear because I don't want to refinish this thing every 10 years I want it to last like the last paint did.

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    Personally I’d get it cleaned up really well and then just keep the whole thing oiled. That’ll give it a pretty cool old school look I think.


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    Tractor / implement paint


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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy_RCW View Post
    Personally I’d get it cleaned up really well and then just keep the whole thing oiled. That’ll give it a pretty cool old school look I think.


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    ^^ This. Boiled linseed oil is cheap and would give it a nice deep patina.
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    I have personally revived some old tools with a wire wheel and WD40. Probably my favorite finish.

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