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Pump face restoration
#209717 Tue Oct 26 2010 04:05 PM
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hey everyone, im restoring my tokheim 39, and I noticed the pump faces had some parts where the paint is chipped and rusted.what is the best way to repair that? also how can i find that exact white color the faces are painted.

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Re: Pump face restoration
Aleksandr #209720 Tue Oct 26 2010 04:18 PM
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Those faces should be porcelain white and aren't painted. You can buy some model paint at your local hobby shop and try to match the color. Other than that you would need to purchase reproduction faces from one of the suppliers or look for originals on ebay! Good luck!


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K W FRITH #209729 Tue Oct 26 2010 05:06 PM
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I tried "repair" paint from my local appliance dealer thinking the porcelain would be a good match-it wasn't. There are plenty of great original 39 plates out there. Brady

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Aleksandr #209781 Tue Oct 26 2010 06:43 PM
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Are the restoration Tokheim 39 pump faces painted or porcelian?

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38ChevyPickup #209792 Tue Oct 26 2010 07:40 PM
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I've filled the holes with body plastic(bondo) and used Testers gloss white model paint in a air brush and they came out pretty good. The paint wasn't an exact match but very close. spencer

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spencer #209801 Tue Oct 26 2010 08:14 PM
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I have these hanging up in the garage rafters. Not sure if they're any better than what you have now.

I'll trade you some cans for these. These are originals.








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badgas #209828 Wed Oct 27 2010 12:41 AM
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Original 39 faces were porcelain, reproductions are....?

Once installed, reproductions look identical to the originals, only you will know the difference.

Who will know the difference, the pump police?

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Jack Sim #209833 Wed Oct 27 2010 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: Jack Sim
Original 39 faces were porcelain, reproductions are....?

Once installed, reproductions look identical to the originals, only you will know the difference.

Who will know the difference, the pump police?

Jack Sim


Save your money on the repros, You CAN tell the difference and Clean original faces are everywhere.


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I agree with Jack. Use a repro face, usually painted metal. Perfect look to finish off a quality restoration? If you don't want to do that, use white rustoleum....it's close but not an exact match. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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gasmansgp #209837 Wed Oct 27 2010 05:07 AM
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I dont want to put any more money in the pump than I have to. I was thinking of using bondo so that what I will try.

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Aleksandr #209839 Wed Oct 27 2010 05:09 AM
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also how can I tell if my pup plate that i have now is reproduction, or original. It looks to be worn like an original, andd looks like the one bad gas posted. But in some parts the paint is perfect.

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Originally Posted By: Aleksandr
also how can I tell if my pup plate that i have now is reproduction, or original. It looks to be worn like an original, andd looks like the one bad gas posted. But in some parts the paint is perfect.


Show us a Picture and we will be able to tell you if it is a Original.


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