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#280512 - Thu Oct 20 2011 10:26 AM Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display
kburkett Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 13 2003
Loc: hilldale,mi 49242
I bought a totally surface rusted
Schrader tire vavle counter display yesterday. It is a the red version. Has anyone ever restored one? I have always wanted one of these but never spent the money. Anyone ever made decals?

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#280559 - Thu Oct 20 2011 03:42 PM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: kburkett]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
I have never seen one restored and I would leave as is if I were you. Could you post some pics?


Edited by 57tbirdkid (Thu Oct 20 2011 03:43 PM)
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#280670 - Fri Oct 21 2011 02:53 AM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: 57tbirdkid]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I am just about to put over 50 Schrader ads on eBay, no doubt one of them will show this display.

Just wair as few days and search eBay for: FIVE DOLLAR AD SCHRADER

And be sure to bid through this site if you wish to purchase it.

Jack Sim
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#280680 - Fri Oct 21 2011 07:23 AM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: Jack Sim]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
If you did restore it I would have the graphics & lettering done in a water release decal that would help with that part. If everything was legible I would leave it alone. Post a pic & that will help us with our decisions smile
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#280867 - Sat Oct 22 2011 10:07 AM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: kburkett]
kburkett Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 13 2003
Loc: hilldale,mi 49242
Here are the photos that have been requested. As you can see there is nearly no paint on the outside. Schrader is barely readable on the outside. No noe at the auction knew what is was. I bough it for my opening bid of 10.00.


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#280873 - Sat Oct 22 2011 10:21 AM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: kburkett]
jreeder Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 29 2011
Loc: hartleton,pa
I would definitely restore it. I bet T-way could make graphics for you.
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#281081 - Sun Oct 23 2011 01:36 PM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: jreeder]
LC 336 Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 21 2009
Loc: COLORADO
I've never seen one but that's cool.
That would look great restored.
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#281091 - Sun Oct 23 2011 03:31 PM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: kburkett]
Playtag Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 05 2011
Loc: Pa.
I have never restored one but have had several of the smaller red ones.If memory serves me right the paperwork which was mounted on the inside of the door was dated 1925 or 1926.If you can find someone to make decales I would also opt for water slide decals.Great find.

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#281098 - Sun Oct 23 2011 04:54 PM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: Playtag]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
That cabinet is pretty beat. Another local member and myself really like these cabinets. This one may be a good candidate to restore--but I am not a fan of restoration on petro items. Here are some pics of my cabinet and the great insert a memeber on here was nice enough to make for me. Good luck with your project and hope the pictures help.





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#281326 - Tue Oct 25 2011 12:37 AM Re: Anyone ever restore a Schrader valve display [Re: 57tbirdkid]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Here is one of the Schrader ads I just put on eBay:
http://cgi.eBay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320781271448&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:ITdo

Jack Sim
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