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My new oil rack
#84009 Sun Jan 29 2006 05:39 PM
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Hey guys,

I got an old RPM oil rack from Rex's auction this Friday. It came with 14 RPM cans, some shabby. The rack was bent up and dirty, with marker writing on the sign.

Here it is as purchased:


So, today I took it completely apart. I wrapped the can support rods in electrical tape to keep the backs of my cans from getting scratched. I polished and waxed the sign, getting the marker off. I then straightened out all of the pieces of aluminum tubing and cleaned everything.

I used sandpaper to restore the "grain" on the cross rods. This is kindof a preliminary resto - I'll spend even more time on it later.

Here it is after reassembly (ignore the world's ugliest lamp):


And now, here it is with the majority of my quart cans displayed on it. I think it was quite an improvement


Wes

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#84010 Sun Jan 29 2006 06:56 PM
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You didnt waste any time, I just unloaded the stuff I picked up at the auction and you got yours ready to display.

P.S. I like the rack much more than the lamp

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#84011 Sun Jan 29 2006 07:52 PM
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Hey Wes, if any of those old cans need a home, drop me an "e".... Congrats... I like it!!!


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#84012 Mon Jan 30 2006 09:56 PM
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What, no DX cans?
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#84013 Mon Jan 30 2006 10:36 PM
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Hey thanks guys

Ken,
Believe it or not I've nver found a DX quart can for a reasonable price in all my searching. I do have a separate display of Diamond DX and Diamond 760 stuff though... Always looking for a good DX quart...

Wes

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#84014 Wed Feb 01 2006 08:23 PM
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I'll put you in my will then for a few cans, along with some tablelamps. Anyway, nice rack (never thought I'd say those words to a guy!).
Ken

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#84015 Wed Feb 01 2006 09:03 PM
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Thanks Ken!

Sheesh... the lamp that everybody loves to hate... It's starting to grow on me...

Wes


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