Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
bet way to clean a butler 30? #677308
Sun Jan 22 2017 01:58 PM
Sun Jan 22 2017 01:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,404
Montana
hotrodfun1 Offline OP
Veteran Member
hotrodfun1  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,404
Montana
I want to try and clean this with out taking the paint off and clean the cylinder. What is the best way? Thanks for any ideas.

phpja1uKGPM.jpgphpDN2zPmPM.jpgphpWKRRphPM.jpgphpQlw2IvPM.jpg

Always looking for grizzly gasoline stuff, or any Montana gas and oil stuff.
Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: best way to clean a butler 30? [Re: hotrodfun1] #677309
Sun Jan 22 2017 01:58 PM
Sun Jan 22 2017 01:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,404
Montana
hotrodfun1 Offline OP
Veteran Member
hotrodfun1  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,404
Montana
One more pic

phpAyOpJ0PM.jpg
Last edited by hotrodfun1; Sun Jan 22 2017 02:14 PM.

Always looking for grizzly gasoline stuff, or any Montana gas and oil stuff.
Re: best way to clean a butler 30? [Re: hotrodfun1] #677327
Sun Jan 22 2017 04:46 PM
Sun Jan 22 2017 04:46 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 11,644
Devils Lake, ND---USA
K W FRITH Offline
Veteran Member
K W FRITH  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 11,644
Devils Lake, ND---USA
For the cylinder---plug the outlet and fill the cylinder with a mixture of CLR and water, and let stand overnight. Next day, drain and flush with clean water. I have also used Oxy clean with good results.
I usually just use a pressure washer on the external sheetmetal.


Everything Cities Service
Specializing in old Gas Pumps
kwfrith@gondtc.com
Cell#-701-739-6133
Re: best way to clean a butler 30? [Re: hotrodfun1] #697713
Sun Oct 29 2017 11:26 AM
Sun Oct 29 2017 11:26 AM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
Montana, USA
R
RMikita Offline
Member
RMikita  Offline
Member
R
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
Montana, USA
I filled it up with CLR/water mixture, let sit about an hour, scrubbed what I could with a toilet brush, gallon indicators were in the way. A small seepage formed at the bottom in the gasket material and as I was dabbing it with a paper towel, a major leak happened as I must have loosened the gasket. I had to drain it quickly, good thing I had 2 buckets ready and a hose connected. After rinsing and drying, I rigged up a 5 inch piece of zip tie (wide one) with a gun cleaning patch taped on the end and wiped the areas in front of the gallon indicators which were still dirty. It flexed just enough but was still somewhat stiff and worked perfectly, but required patience and a long arm. I am or was a Montana bottle collector until I started on petroliana, and this cylinder came out so clean it would be described as attic mint in the bottle collecting field. No glass sickness at all, and the swirl pattern in the glass is awesome. It reads MACBETH, KROMEX, MADE IN USA. Now I am really hooked as this is my first visible thanks to Scott. Are you holding P.A. Meetings (pumps anonymous) at your house Scott? That would be like having an AA meeting at the bar.

003.JPG008.JPG009.JPG

Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2018 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.018s Queries: 17 (0.005s) Memory: 1.8398 MB (Peak: 1.9292 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-02-18 08:52:56 UTC