I agree Dave. If you like old rusty pumps, that's fine but they have all "survived" since new, regardless of their present condition, or we wouldn't have them. The only pump I have that will stay as found with some cleanup is my all porcelain A38 and that is only if it looks presentable after stripping off the layers of paint and seeing how many ugly rusty spots there are where the porcelain has been chipped off. I've never been a fan of the rustoration, but that's just me and I don't really care if others like to do them that way. Like everything we collect , it's personal preference, but call it what it is.....GB