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1spacemanspiff

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Re: Patent pending DEMO kettle
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2020, 10:19:09 AM »
Just did this on my Lime.  Well done on the restore RRR.
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MacEggs

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Re: Patent pending DEMO kettle
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2020, 01:06:04 PM »

Nothing wrong with getting new handles from GrillGiant,
but, IMO, when it comes to the twin rivet handles, try to save them if possible.

I restored this one last summer.
Using pretty much the advice mentioned above.
I gave a light sanding with 320 grit sandpaper, then 0000 steel wool.

I then applied 1 or 2 coats of tinted Danish oil, which is more-or-less, tung oil with pigment.
Then a couple three coats of Helmsman spar urethane (satin finish) with a light sanding between coats.
It has held up remarkably well considering I left this kettle out all winter, and the handle looks great!

EDIT: I did not need to remove the handle.


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harris92

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Re: Patent pending DEMO kettle
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2020, 01:15:23 PM »
Nice DEMO. I have a 1964-68.  The two DEMOs above are 1971. 1970 was Steel wheels and rubber tread. Sometime in 1971 there was the switch to plastic wheel with rubber tread. GRATE grills.





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Cellar2ful

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Re: Patent pending DEMO kettle
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2020, 03:57:00 PM »


Nice save and restore on a rare DEMO kettle @MadGasser .  Post photos of it on the Weathered Warrior thread.  It deserves to be profiled in the thread and will be the first WW DEMO kettle in the thread.

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