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56MPG

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Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« on: August 16, 2016, 03:34:40 PM »
So many great restores, but they get buried in various individual threads. Let's keep them in one place here regardless whether they have already been posted elsewhere. We all love seeing how new life can be breathed into the most derelict, neglected and unloved kettles. Let's leave it to one shot before and one after in this thread, but link to the full thread if you have one so we can relive the Restore journey with you again and again.

Who's first?
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Cellar2ful

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« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 10:04:14 PM by Cellar2ful »
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fedex

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 04:54:10 PM »
OK, not a kettle but just finished these wheels today.  00 steel wool, CLR, Vinegar, Baking Soda and lots of masking tape.  Not the greatest but definitely better then before.



After





1 Black Limited Edition Kettle & Wife Model #1962

Hell Fire Grill

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 05:37:11 PM »
This isn't exactly a restore, but more like a rehab.

In the truck.
 

The last time I seen her.


Everything in between.
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/a-screwed-up-ss-performer/
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fedex

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 06:24:21 PM »
@greenweb  that lid was nasty.  Worst I've seen.  Great job.
1 Black Limited Edition Kettle & Wife Model #1962

greenweb

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 06:55:13 PM »
@greenweb  that lid was nasty.  Worst I've seen.  Great job.

Thanks!  I look at it as a protection barrier.  Not easy taking it off though, especially around lid vent area.  Took my time as I did not want to scratch the vent or the Green porcelain finish.

1ROW

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 07:17:28 PM »




56MPG

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 05:40:47 AM »
These are fantastic - thanks! Just the kind of posts I was hoping for, with links to the unabridged Restore threads. Keep 'em coming!
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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2016, 06:07:42 AM »


99 Master Touch I picked up last week.



Here she is all cleaned up.
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Cellar2ful

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2016, 06:33:20 AM »
1990 M code OTP restored with ash bucket             Restoration thread- http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/pat-pending-mt/

           




« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 09:59:25 PM by Cellar2ful »
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Winz

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2016, 06:57:50 AM »
18" Patent Pending:





In an ongoing relationship with a kettle named Bisbee.

WNC

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2016, 07:15:11 AM »
Great idea, love this thread!