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#505444 - Tue Jan 14 2014 07:42 PM Gas Pump Restoration Experiment
tbuckles Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 10 2003
Loc: Carthage, IN USA
I finally got around to an experiment that I have been wanting to try for some time now. Vinyl wrapping a gas pump. I got the idea from a couple of places, NASCAR...they don't paint the cars anymore, they wrap them. Also The Wayne 511 blend pumps used a vinyl wrap when they went from yellow doors to blue doors.

Now I must say that the use of the word "restoration" does not fit my definition for this project. Trust me..it looks better in the picture. I knew going in that any surface imperfection would show right thru, wow, do they ever. But my goal was to do the job a cheaply and as quickly as possible and then review the results.

Last Saturday morning about 11:00am I went to my pump yard and and hauled up this 505. I considered all the different models and thought the 505 would yield the best results because of the overall squareness. Besides, I have a boat load of 505's and have been looking for a good way to move them. Of course everything did not go as planned. The top and the 2 top ad panels had too many compound curves for me to master. After wasting some good vinyl I knew when I was beat...I spray bombed the top white and the ad panels red. All the other panels are wrapped. Since I needed this done by Sunday night I did not have time to take out all the surface imperfections, besides, if I was to do that then why not do a nice job and prime/fill and paint.

I did get it done mostly by Sunday evening and just had to apply the logos tonight because the shop just got them done. I have restored a pump in Platolene before and thought this Wayne 505 would look good in red front panels and white sides and top.

Anyway I will be taking this pump to It's a Gas and see if there is any interest in it. To sum it up I say it looks good at 10 feet but when you get a real good look at it is what it is..... And nobody will hurt my feelings if they think the vinyl makes it look cheap. Maybe cheap is not the best word right now, I spent some cash on vinyl only to peel it off, wad it up and try again. Maybe I will ponder this for a while and tweek a little here and there. Not all ideas are good ones, just because I can, does not make it a good idea.


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#505447 - Tue Jan 14 2014 07:55 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: tbuckles]
Yellow57 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 14 2012
Loc: Ohio
Interesting idea ! Pics show a nice looking pump.

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#505475 - Tue Jan 14 2014 09:14 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Yellow57]
racecop Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
Great idea! I'm suprised no one has done it before. Almost all of the dirt track drivers around here use wraps as well. I think with more practice you will master it. I would wrap a pump and put it outside.

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#505491 - Tue Jan 14 2014 09:56 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: racecop]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Tom Buckles Movie Props Restoration TV Show;

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#505506 - Tue Jan 14 2014 11:01 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Dick Bennett]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Looks good in the pictures.
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#505536 - Wed Jan 15 2014 05:21 AM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Dave's Garage]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
I like that, sharp looking!
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#505722 - Wed Jan 15 2014 08:02 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: 47reo-travis]
tbuckles Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 10 2003
Loc: Carthage, IN USA
DB, Gotta LOL, your mind comes up with some of the strangest things...too funny.

Hey...if anybody else gets a wild hair and wants to try their version of the wrapped pump, please post it, I would like to see some ideas.
Tom.
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#505729 - Wed Jan 15 2014 08:17 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: tbuckles]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
laugh
This is How OG Used To Be, Banter between Friends & Members!
By the way, where is that T-Pelican that wears Turtle Neck Shirts @ IG?
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#505748 - Wed Jan 15 2014 09:26 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Dick Bennett]
Dave Richey Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
You are so right, DB. I seemed to have joined at the tail end of that era and was too new to join in.
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#505753 - Wed Jan 15 2014 09:39 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Dave Richey]
Rabbitman Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
The wrap isn't a bad idea but I can't even put on a decal without gettin a bunch of bubbles in it or a wrinkle I can't get out......But, for a straight pump that still has some paint on it you might have a new fad on your hands there Tom....GB

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#505770 - Wed Jan 15 2014 10:33 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Rabbitman]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Gary, apply your Decals to Magnetic sign material [especially IF your drinking, next day you can Straighten & Center it on item].

Can you Imagine buying a pump on ebay that looks this Nice & later after receiving it discover it's a Vinyl Wrap, Not Painted & Covering a RUST BUCKET?
NOT LOL
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#505773 - Wed Jan 15 2014 10:54 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Dick Bennett]
Rabbitman Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
Dick, I probably couldn't even get a decal on the magnet without wrinkles! Actually I do better with decals AFTER beer....Yeah, the wrap deal could hide a lot of nasty stuff if somebody wanted to do that. But who in the world would ever want to do such a thing!?!.......and on eBay? Man, you are so pessimistic Dick....I just can't believe it.....

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#505775 - Wed Jan 15 2014 11:07 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Rabbitman]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Looks good from here. Only drawback I would wonder about is how fast the bright colors like the red would fade. Inside no problem, outside in the sun wonder what the life span would be.
I would think people wrapping cars and truck put so many miles on them that their wore out before hand. And Nascar well the warp is knocked off weekly.
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#505777 - Wed Jan 15 2014 11:13 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
From what I've seen out here, Billboards are done w/ Vinyl instead of Paper.

Gary,
Your supposed to Drink the Beer & dip Decals in Water, NOT the other way around!
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#505880 - Thu Jan 16 2014 02:33 PM Re: Gas Pump Restoration Experiment [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
laugh
This is How OG Used To Be, Banter between Friends & Members!
By the way, where is that T-Pelican that wears Turtle Neck Shirts @ IG?


That's "Hawaiian shirts"!!!
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