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bamakettles

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69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« on: November 01, 2022, 12:26:56 PM »
Pretty happy with the outcome.  Im now a believer in EvapoRust.  3 day bath, rinse, scrub and one week dry, dremel soft metal brush wheel treatment, prime, paint, 48 hours to dry and whitewalls on today.


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Kneab

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2022, 12:52:48 PM »
Those turned out great.

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cdp8

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2022, 12:55:15 PM »
Wow, you did a beautiful job on those wheels!

What's next, legs and triangle?

bamakettles

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2022, 01:06:08 PM »
Thanks guys, did the triangle this past weekend and the legs last week.  Need to get some aluminum polishing supplies at harbor freight to do the daisy wheels and finish the handle resto with tung oil and I should be finished.


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ASpitzer

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2022, 01:53:08 PM »
Those turned out great! The rubber tread even looks pretty good. You will have another great looking Weber when you are done.
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bladz

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2022, 03:38:49 PM »
Nice work!  They turned out great.


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michaelmilitello

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2022, 04:00:16 PM »
Nicely done.  Labor of love. 


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JEBIV

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2022, 03:23:36 AM »
Grate work !!
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bamakettles

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2022, 05:45:56 AM »
Thanks all..... I was fretting over hand painting the white walls so here's what I did.  I found a jar lid that is the size of the inside hub (part of the wheel to remain black).  On a glass tabletop I taped 3 rows of wide masking tape that would be wide enough for the lid, traced around the lid with an exacto knife to get a perfect circle to cover the inside hub of the wheel.  The most difficult part was positioning the circle of masking tape on the wheel.  It's not perfect, but at least the lines are clean at the white/black transition.

OkieGirl

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2022, 09:59:12 AM »
Those turned out great!  Very nice detail work.

bamakettles

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2022, 05:59:51 AM »
Those turned out great!  Very nice detail work.
Thanks!  Hoping to finish this kettle up this weekend and post some before/after pics.

AZ2FL

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2022, 09:20:15 AM »
Looks great Greg, Im looking forward to the completed RRR.
I have set of steel wheels that need refinished. One of these days Ill get them done. Now maybe if I stopped going to Paddys three days a week, Id get them finished.

Cheers

bamakettles

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Re: 69 Statesman Wheel Restoration
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2022, 10:14:28 AM »
Looks great Greg, Im looking forward to the completed RRR.
I have set of steel wheels that need refinished. One of these days Ill get them done. Now maybe if I stopped going to Paddys three days a week, Id get them finished.

Cheers
Yeah, well you're a busy guy and you'll get around to it.  Going to Paddy's sounds wonderful - I didn't get any crab dip this last trip and I miss it!  Enjoy your weekend bud.....