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Clean it or leave it. #454435
Sat Aug 10 2013 08:21 PM
Sat Aug 10 2013 08:21 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline OP
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This pump will stay unrestored but have not decided if I want to clean the dirt, bird poop and remove the bird nest inside the top. Some of the nest fell in the face area. It also still has the guts and that will be another decision later. What would you guys do? A while back I got this 36B clockface and decided the leave the dirt because the paint is decent and the dirt helps with the patina.







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Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #454440
Sat Aug 10 2013 08:26 PM
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Leave it.

Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: jaytee] #454443
Sat Aug 10 2013 08:35 PM
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Calgary AB
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Matt clean or dirty you have the neatest collection of pumps going (pun intended).
Fred

Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: Gasman84470] #454445
Sat Aug 10 2013 08:36 PM
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Maryland
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Last edited by Nicole; Sat Aug 10 2013 09:39 PM.
Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: jaytee] #454447
Sat Aug 10 2013 08:38 PM
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Canby, Oregon
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every summer I'm overrun with Barn Swallows, they ***** all over everything and I don't find it in any way attractive, I say wash it and leave it, then again a Robin got in my shop and built a nest in a globe body on top of my Roman and I left it until the babies were gone, still, wash it.

Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: Neil Gerrard] #454451
Sat Aug 10 2013 08:48 PM
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USA
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Clean it!!


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Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: keithia] #454453
Sat Aug 10 2013 08:50 PM
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NORTHWEST,AR,USA
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I love your pumps! Clean and scrub and your done! Nice.

Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: MARK SMITH] #454455
Sat Aug 10 2013 09:34 PM
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Western, WI.
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Clean it then leave it..


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Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: Mike M.] #454458
Sat Aug 10 2013 10:10 PM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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Great looking I agree ,leave as is but clean the nest and bird droppings, I wipe down my grandfathers old gilbarco every couple of months with a fresh coat of wd -40 and everyone that comes by always likes it over the shiny stuff. Nice pumps Matt !


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Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: 47reo-travis] #454460
Sat Aug 10 2013 10:20 PM
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Another great pump; I vote, clean it.


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Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: Dave's Garage] #454477
Sun Aug 11 2013 05:59 AM
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Kansas City, MO
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Matt, I was wondering the same thing on this farm fresh Wayne 60 I just got. It's got 77 years of dirt, patina, birds nest (some have fallen into the face area), and it also has the guts. My vote is to not clean it, get the lights working, possibly try to free up the pump, and keep them 100% original.

Last edited by Coops 427; Sun Aug 11 2013 06:01 AM.

-Matt
Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: Dave's Garage] #454481
Sun Aug 11 2013 06:31 AM
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Antioch,IL
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I agree,clean it,but that's all.


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Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: oldnfuelish] #454485
Sun Aug 11 2013 06:54 AM
Sun Aug 11 2013 06:54 AM
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Cataula, Georgia, USA
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Bird droppings present several problems. One is their often corrosive nature. This may add "ambiance" and a desirable patina for some, but it can be destructive to the item underneath.Another less known, but one that I have personal knowledge and experience of, is Histoplasmosis. It is a respiratory infection that can cause all types of problems. Dave


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Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: Catauladave] #454486
Sun Aug 11 2013 07:00 AM
Sun Aug 11 2013 07:00 AM
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Goodman WI USA
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As the man said bird do-do isn't good for paint or really anything else. Clean it up and paint it in Cities Service green and white.

Re: Clean it or leave it. [Re: Catauladave] #454487
Sun Aug 11 2013 07:01 AM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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Dirt and Patina just don't work in the same sentence! I think the dirt, and especially the bird droppings, really detract from the classy old look of the pump! That old patina is great and hard to find and really adds to a pump display, but dirt and bird droppings just seem to say that the owner doesn't care about the condition presented! I vote---CLEAN IT UP!


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