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1buckie

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2014, 06:57:04 PM »

 Cooker & looker....thank you.....it's nice to see the real old ones fire up..... ;D

At 1st I thought it was that one labeled "Super Awesome Vintage Kettle from a long time ago, but that's a MLH......
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Craig

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2014, 07:05:07 PM »
Cooker & looker....thank you.....it's nice to see the real old ones fire up..... ;D

That's my favorite way to do it!

Peaspurple

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2014, 07:22:16 PM »
Cleaned up nice.
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MacEggs

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2014, 07:22:33 PM »
You do some fine work, Brian!  She's a beauty.  :D 8)


My goal with this grill was not to polish it all up like new, but take what was there and try to clean it up.  If some pitting remained that was okay.  I wanted to make a looker/cooker.

This is what I like to do, too. 
Sure, I make an effort, but, in the end, it's gonna be my crud build up that makes the flavour ... with a little of the past to help it along.  ;) ;)
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1911Ron

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2014, 09:19:04 PM »
Wow very nice, i like it!
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

argentflame

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2014, 09:45:43 PM »
Great job Brian. Looks really nice.

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2014, 04:36:37 AM »
As always, stand up Re-furb Brian. Please share the new procedure, sure lots of us would like to cut down
the cleaning process by two hours.

G$

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2014, 06:00:02 AM »
Oh my god Brian, Thanks for sharing that sweet rescue.  The estate is a "top two" for me. Well done.

zavod44

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2014, 06:02:01 AM »
Normally I just spray everything with oven cleaner and it turns 30 years of crusted baked on grease, into 30 years of muck.  So my wife was watching QVC, and they were selling this sponge that when you soak it in cold water it gets very dense.  I was skeptical because you all know how tough it is to just scrub off that crud.  However these sponges just kind of scrub it off with out the horrible muck.  Once I got 90% of it off with this sponge then I hit it with a little oven cleaner, and it was all but done.  At that point I use an xacto chisel blade and lightly scrapped the remainder off.....  as for the legs and triangle I spent 20 min on those.  I just use 0000 steel wool, goo gone and a sunshine cloth.  They polish up literally in minutes.  The triangle just got 0000 steel wool.  It was the fastest cleanup ever and my skin and lungs weren't burning from oven cleaner.

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G$

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2014, 06:29:26 AM »
I particularly love this shot:


SixZeroFour

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2014, 06:43:57 AM »
The colors and fade on this kettle are stunning - it reminds me of when I was a kid and would dump out a bag of marbles and that one really cool cat's eye always stood out... yeah, this is it!
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zavod44

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2014, 07:54:30 AM »
It's one I think I could never part with

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2014, 11:40:27 AM »
It's one I think I could never part with

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Because it came from me ?
Aw you're too kind. :P

zavod44

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2014, 11:41:00 AM »
It's a good one

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zavod44

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Re: The Estate.....Chestnut Copperton Barn Find
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2014, 04:38:40 PM »
Okay I promised a few more....  so here is the bottom  Vents polished up not gleaming but they work and they look correct for it's age


Before





After



Working




Here was a goon one I couldn't pass up, the sun was gleaming off and it looked so nice









Vintage cover on and ready for bed





OH and I must mention, I may have a little bit of a shoe fettish, I just picked up these vintage repro Adidas, I love them....

Vintage Weber Grill raconteur and bon vivant.....and definitely Sir Agent X