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Tom C

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My $10 1988 SJ Find
« on: August 07, 2013, 04:46:19 PM »
Found this one on Craigs List for $10. I could use some help with how to restore the handel and ash pan.






















Chasing_smoke

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My $10 1988 SJ Find
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 06:05:39 PM »
Nice find! I'm not sure on the handle but the ash pan will probably come up with some #0000 steel wool.


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Re: My $10 1988 SJ Find
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 07:09:17 PM »
I use 150 or 200 grit sand paper to remove the greying.  Stain with some Minwax Golden Pecan Stain followed by Minwax Polycrylic clear gloss.  I know most people suggest spar varnish. I am just using what I had in the garage.
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Harbormaster

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Re: My $10 1988 SJ Find
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 07:31:21 PM »
Wire wheel on the pan and legs.

LIGHTLY sand the handle and hit it with Watco Teak Oil Finish.
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Tom C

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Re: My $10 1988 SJ Find
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 10:20:56 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.

I may make a University of Central Florida Knights mini WSM with it.






edhead35

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Re: My $10 1988 SJ Find
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 04:22:59 AM »
White vinegar and water soak will break down most rust. Then 0000 Steel wool and metal polish
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Re: My $10 1988 SJ Find
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 10:09:08 AM »
I agree with using 0000 on all the metal and porcelain surfaces. For the handle, review the long thread on preferred handle finishes that was beat to death a few weeks ago.  ;)

Tom C

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Re: My $10 1988 SJ Find
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 01:37:36 PM »
For the handle, review the long thread on preferred handle finishes that was beat to death a few weeks ago.  ;)

Can't find the thread yet but will keep on looking, thanks.

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Re: My $10 1988 SJ Find
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 01:39:20 PM »
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