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Porcelain Doors
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Started stripping the doors on a Tokheim 39 today. I was surprised to find that one of the doors was porcelain coated! The porcelain is a little beat up but interesting none the less.

The problem I have is what do I do with this porcelain in order to restore the pump. Normally I strip them, prime and paint. Well the paint stripper did nothing to the porcelain coating. The red stripes (Cities Service at one time?) are porcelain and provide a slight raised bump. Should I try a D/A sander or sandblast the finish off? Or am I stuck with some bondo and hi build primer?

Any thoughts?

Im a long time lurker and infrequent poster, but I could use some help from the experts here!

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Dave

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Dave see if you can find someone that is willing to trade for the door. Might be a win win. Richard

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Originally Posted By: gatorgaspumps
Dave see if you can find someone that is willing to trade for the door. Might be a win win. Richard


Yes, I second that!! You should be able to do a good swap with someone. Good job on the clean up!!


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just etch it with the sandblaster so its dull then do your filler and primer blast holes down to bare steel to weld them shut no need to strip them to bare steel

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Thanks for the comments so far! I'd be up for a trade, but if that doesn't work out, I'll need to address that porcelain somehow. Its tough stuff, after the paint stripper and a putty knife it still held up and looks new!


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Sent you a PM on the trade aspect!


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Porcelain enamel is a specially formulated, highly durable glass permanently fused to metal under extremely high temperatures.

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Dick Bennett #384202 Mon Jan 07 2013 03:30 PM
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We sandblast the porcelain off completely then work as a normal restoration. Works every time. Paul www.severngaspumps.com


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