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Painted the Old Way! #277514
Mon Oct 03 2011 04:01 PM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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About a month back, I purchased 3 pumps from old gasser "Koolmotor" and I really didn't have any plans for them. They stood in storage until I was able to get around to doing an internals removal and I accomplished that on the Bennett and the MS 70.
I decided to haul the MS 70 home and get it cleaned up and ready for selling and I decided that since the paint wasn't too bad, I'd sand it a little and then polish it up a bit!
OK, so one thing led to another and before you know it, I had decided to use it as an outside display pump but didn't want to spend the money necessary for a total restoration. I thought about how they took care of the appearance in the old days and how most of the pumps that I've been involved with had about 3 to 4 coats of paint. Well, I knew they didn't unbolt them and haul them to the body shop for a makeover, so I decided to give this pump a face lift the old fashioned way with a rapid sanding and a paint brush!
About halfway thru, I was wishing that I hadn't started but was determined to finish the job anyway! I learned a few things along the way, especially about thinning the paint. LOL Theres still one panel that I will have to remove and refinish one day, but for now it'll have to do! Now all I need is an outside globe that I won't worry about!
I've attached a picture of the pump before I started (the one in the middle) and again , after I finished today!

All 3 resized.jpgMS 70 resized.jpg

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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: K W FRITH] #277517
Mon Oct 03 2011 04:07 PM
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one down- two to go- nice job..


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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: advertologist] #277520
Mon Oct 03 2011 04:14 PM
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After all that work, I think its --one down--two for sale!--LOL


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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: K W FRITH] #277523
Mon Oct 03 2011 04:24 PM
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will you do mine?

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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: K W FRITH] #277528
Mon Oct 03 2011 05:03 PM
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North Central Arkansas, USA
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Looks Good from here!!!

Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: 55gasser] #277546
Mon Oct 03 2011 06:06 PM
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looks good kevin. You can send me that pump on the left looks like it will go good with my 36 and 36b


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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: hotrodfun1] #277563
Mon Oct 03 2011 06:57 PM
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NY
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Nice job Kevin...Looks great with PERIOD correct paint!!!


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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: 57tbirdkid] #277566
Mon Oct 03 2011 07:03 PM
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GREAT JOB Kevin. Dont change a thing!


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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: Thunder II] #277571
Mon Oct 03 2011 07:19 PM
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Carpinteria, Ca. USA
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I love the outside pumps Kevin. I have, I think because I keep getting a different story, that I have an outside Fry coming for our new home. Love the Shell sign and if anyone reading this has a nice one for sale please let me know at hotcidr@cox.net

Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: hotcidr] #277576
Mon Oct 03 2011 07:27 PM
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Looking good Kevin! Nice pump.

Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: MARK SMITH] #277594
Mon Oct 03 2011 09:07 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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That is cool, I brush painted my M&S 70 also. I also brushed a Bennett and told my wife it was an island paint job because all I did was give it a wash job and started brushing. No sanding or masking, just slopped paint on. It looks just like some of the unrestored pumps, but fresh color.


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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #277618
Tue Oct 04 2011 03:34 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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HEY IF IT LOOKS DECENT @ 20' AWAY....WHO CARES? AFTER A WHILE YOU'LL JUST WALK PAST IT AND ENJOY THE "MAKEOVER" EFFORT YOU PUT INTO IT!


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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #277638
Tue Oct 04 2011 06:12 AM
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Spokane, Washington
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I restored 2 pumps and would never do it again. I also brush painted my 2 keepers over 10 years ago and enjoy them just as much today.

Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: hillsideshortleg] #277644
Tue Oct 04 2011 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: hillsideshortleg
I restored 2 pumps and would never do it again. I also brush painted my 2 keepers over 10 years ago and enjoy them just as much today.


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Re: Painted the Old Way! [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #277648
Tue Oct 04 2011 07:42 AM
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this post is causing me work- decided to get a qt. of red & a brush & proceed..


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