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Gallon Marker Lesson Learned
#754481 Thu Sep 10 2020 07:09 AM
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I decided to remove the rust from the three sticks of gallon markers from my Rapidayton 450. I purchased a gallon of Rustoleum rust remover (not acid based) and placed to sticks of markers into the fluid. I was trying to remove enough rust from the steel rods that I could slip the markers off of the rods. After 10 minutes i removed the markers and noticed that the only thing that had been removed was the painted on numbers! Since gasoline or diesel would have dissolved oil-based paint, it looks like a water-based paint like a tempera was used. The only good news is that I did not have room to place the 3rd stick of markers into the rust remover. Lesson learned. Now I will have to purchase adhesive numbers or get stencils made and the font will not match the original, but it will look better than blank pieces of aluminum.

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Re: Gallon Marker Lesson Learned
model72 #754522 Thu Sep 10 2020 07:35 PM
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Show me what your gallon markers look like. I'm restoring my American visible and I'm re-painting the markers. They're actually turning out really well and it's not that difficult to repaint them if the detail is raised. I don't have a pic on my computer to show you though.


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Unfortunately, the markers on a Rapidayton 450 are not raised. I assume the used a stencil. In addition to the 1" tall numbers, gallon is abbreviated to the side, GAL. I will have to find a print shop that will make adhesive labels or cut stencils. Adhesive labels would be last choice. It is difficult to identify the don't used 90+ years ago.
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Unfortunately, the markers on a Rapidayton 450 are not raised. I assume the used a stencil. In addition to the 1" tall numbers, gallon is abbreviated to the side, GAL. I will have to find a print shop that will make adhesive labels or cut stencils. Adhesive labels would be last choice. It is difficult to identify the don't used 90+ years ago.
Joe


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