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TurtleFL

  • Smokey Joe
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She is a little old and grey...but she still has it!
« on: June 30, 2020, 12:32:24 PM »
Picked up this greying lady today. Original owner died and widow wanted to get rid of stuff just sitting around. Paid $25. I think it is 1978. Let me know if I am close on the date. Metal side handles, wooden top handle, Patent number, no serial number or letter code and raised 'Weber'.

Will post more pics after its washed up a bit. First grill on it this weekend for the 4th.


TurtleFL

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: She is a little old and grey...but she still has it!
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 12:39:33 PM »
Any advise on clean-up and restore is appreciated.

Filibuster

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Re: She is a little old and grey...but she still has it!
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 01:54:17 PM »
   After she's washed, oil her up to bring back her youth. She'll get hot enough to handle any 4th of July meat you slide in. [emoji6][emoji6]

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TurtleFL

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: She is a little old and grey...but she still has it!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 02:07:19 PM »
LMAO! I am sure.

Cellar2ful

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Re: She is a little old and grey...but she still has it!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 07:32:49 PM »
Any advise on clean-up and restore is appreciated.

I sand my two rivet handles using only #0000 steel wool.  After sanding I wipe them with a dam cloth and let them dry in the sun for an hour.  I like Tung oil. It really brings out the grains in the wood and is not to dark.  It's easily applied with a small cloth and wiped on.  It holds up real well to sun and rain.  If another application is required, no sanding is needed.  Just reapply the Tung oil using a piece of cloth.  Here are before and after pictures of a handle restored using this method.





Remove the rust where there is missing porcelain by using #0000 steel wool.  If you prefer the look of the kettle being dark black as originally produced, spray and rub it down with Pam.  You'll have to keep reapplying it as it will eventually burn off and return to the faded look.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 07:36:51 PM by Cellar2ful »
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TurtleFL

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 33
Re: She is a little old and grey...but she still has it!
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 02:34:12 PM »
Thanks all...great advise.