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level of restotation #699120
Tue Nov 21 2017 11:28 AM
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How far should I go with my restoration? I have a Correct Measure 10H and I am wondering how deep I should go with the restoration.Is it best to just do the cosmetics or does it add a lot of value to rebuild the inside also? I'm interested In hearing what some of you think

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Dokako

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Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699122
Tue Nov 21 2017 12:32 PM
Tue Nov 21 2017 12:32 PM
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HOW ABOUT A PICTURE!

Re: level of restotation [Re: gaspumpfrank] #699124
Tue Nov 21 2017 12:48 PM
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Sorry, here is the picture

Correct measure pump 2.jpg
Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699125
Tue Nov 21 2017 01:25 PM
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I vote to leave it as it is.


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Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699126
Tue Nov 21 2017 01:42 PM
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I'm with Ryan, if you're going to leave it outside, clean and clear coat with satin to prevent more rusting and lose of color.


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Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699127
Tue Nov 21 2017 01:45 PM
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It will never be used to pump gas again and it is only original once! I wish I could undo some of the restorations I have done in the past.
Don't get me wrong, as there is a place for restorations on pumps that are cosmetically challenged, but your pump has a patina that took nearly 100 years to produce and is impossible to duplicate. If you want a restored pump, then buy one somewhere. You have a rare treasure in your hands and it should be left as is. Just give it a good cleaning!


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Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699128
Tue Nov 21 2017 01:50 PM
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And you would be surprised at how much that pump would clean up with some scotchbrite & a scrub brush a lot of the color would come back. But it’s your pump do as you wish. But as Kevin said, I’ve restored a few that now I wish I hadn’t. Chris

Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699130
Tue Nov 21 2017 02:18 PM
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Wow, I never considered leaving it as is. In all the years that I have been looking for a pump, I just assumed that I would be restoring it. I don't have any idea of the value of my pump as is or restored, nor is it my #1 concern. However, is it possible to damage the value by restoring it?

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Dokako

Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699132
Tue Nov 21 2017 02:25 PM
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You will not damage the value per say, but likely you will not recover any restoration costs that you incur. And that can amount to quite a bit depending on your level of restoration.

In other words the pumps $$ value would likely be reasonably close if left as is or restored.


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Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699133
Tue Nov 21 2017 02:33 PM
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It is nice leave it as is

Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699136
Tue Nov 21 2017 03:30 PM
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Just my opinion, but I like restored pumps. Your pump is the way it looked when they were done with it, not the great way it looked like when it was first set on the island at some station back 90+ years ago.
When I see a pump like yours I think "what a great pump for restoration and it won't take much work to restore it."

Every one of my 500 ECOs that I have sold were all restored.

Again, just my opinion, just what I like.

Jack Sim


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Re: level of restotation [Re: Ryan Underthun] #699137
Tue Nov 21 2017 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted By Ryan Underthun
I vote to leave it as it is.


X2


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Mike

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Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699141
Tue Nov 21 2017 03:50 PM
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Your pump is a piece of Americana.It's weathered look is what India knock offs aspire to.
Leave it alone. smile


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Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699142
Tue Nov 21 2017 04:02 PM
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As others have suggested, give it a gentle cleaning and see how much you like it at that point. You may be very happy with the look after just a light cleaning and you'll save a bundle of $$$. It's only original once, so think carefully before you strip off 90 years of patina.

If you search Oldgas, you will see posts related to getting the inside of that glass cylinder clean without having to disassemble it. Just remember that if it sits outside in the cold, you MUST keep water out of it or the water will freeze inside the cylinder and crack it. That would be a $500 mistake and a waste of an original cylinder which could be difficult to replace.

BrianH

Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako] #699143
Tue Nov 21 2017 04:17 PM
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Do it like they did in the old days.
A bucket of paint and a brush. laugh


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