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Kgam1020

I bought this 426D Coleman camp stove dated 6/69 back in January. When I opened the lid I was shocked to see it had a Colemen high steel stand in it. ( that was a bonus) It came in a lot of four stoves and three lanterns I bought for a darn good price ( 50$ ) I wanted to restore it because of the poor condition it was in. I stripped the thing down and started sanding and going at it with wire wheels. I removed the latches and handle, they were primed and painted with Dupli-Color Ford Metallic Silver. The whole stove case, lid and wind screens were primed and painted with Rust-Oleum enamel gloss hunter green. After cleaning up the drip tray and burner tubes they were primed and painted with VHT aluminum paint. I couldn't fit anything in my stove or grill to bake the finish on so I had to fire the stove a few short times to try to bake the paint. So far so good. The burners themselves I cleaned up on my bench grinder with a wire wheel and they came out very nice. The tank was stripped down, inside looked very clean so I just flushed it out in a parts washer. The fuel valve was polished up and the pick up tube was cleaned. I matched the red paint to my 1959 425B witch Rust-Oleum enamel gloss cherry red was a perfect match. Cleaned up the grates and put everything back together. The burners are burning so clean and blue it's almost to hard to see the flame. I am very happy on the results and this stove will be coming with me on our future camping trips. I can't wait to get cooking! I hope everyone enjoys my photos ( I have some many to post ) Thanks. 


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Ken.
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TSPORT
Nice job, looks awesome!
Steve
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GCinSC
Well done. Ready for camp.
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mudbox
Great job on that!  
I've got one sitting in the basement that needs this kind of attention.  Consider me inspired.
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Kgam1020
TSPORT wrote:
Nice job, looks awesome!


Thanks! 
Ken.
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Kgam1020
GCinSC wrote:
Well done. Ready for camp.


Thanks! Need to get back in the woods! 
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Kgam1020
@mudbox Thanks for checking it out. It was my first stove restore and I'm glad I did it, time consuming but way worth it ! 
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Kgam1020

I forgot to add a photo of the burners when I cleaned them up. 


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TwoCanoes
That is a sweet looking stove!  Great job.
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Majicwrench
Nice

And you have inspired me to look inside stoves before I pass on em! Nice stand.
Keith
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Ridge Runner
That really came out sweet, Kenny. Far cry from what it looked like when you picked it up!

And, after seeing it at the shop yesterday, I don't believe you when you say you're going to cook on it  ðŸ˜‚

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Frank6160
Great job. Stoves are a labor of love to restore.
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BSAGuy
That's righteous, Ken.  Very well done.  
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Kgam1020
BSAGuy wrote:
That's righteous, Ken.  Very well done.  


Thank's a lot. I appreciate it.  
Ken.
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Barrett
Fantastic job! That'll last another life time or two.
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1hpycmpr
What a great job you did refinishing that stove, Ken!  Refinishing a stove is no easy task.  Looks great and now you need to fry up some bacon!  Yea, that stove stand is a huge bonus.
Mark
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Dvan95
Dang, you put a lot of work and time into that stove by the looks of it! Beautiful work 
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The Warrior
Awesome job man, congrats.
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12057dave
Beauuuutifull Ken!!!

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outlawmws
Wow,  Looks brand new!  Great job!
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D421
Nice work. Did you use pop rivets on the latches?
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JimL
Wow!  I don't know what's more amazing, the beautiful transformation or having the patience to do such a beautiful transformation.

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Kgam1020
@D421 yes I used aluminum pop rivets to reattach the latches and handle. They blended in nicely with the silver paint. 
Ken.
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Kgam1020
JimL wrote:
Wow!  I don't know what's more amazing, the beautiful transformation or having the patience to do such a beautiful transformation.


This project definitely tested my patience for sure lol. Thanks for the kind words. 
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Oldsoul
That is a sweet looking stove. The paint is quite vibrant. Great matching them up. Inspired indeed.

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Inky Ford
Nice work.  What brand and color of paint did you use for the heat shield?
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Kgam1020
Inky Ford wrote:
Nice work.  What brand and color of paint did you use for the heat shield?


I used VHT flame proof ceramic paint for everything that was near open flame. The color is flat aluminum. Same with the burner assembly. 
Ken.
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Oldsoul wrote:
That is a sweet looking stove. The paint is quite vibrant. Great matching them up. Inspired indeed.


Thanks! 
Ken.
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Alb23t
Fantastic job
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CaptainFantastic
That is stunning. Really well done.
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VFMA1995
Really Beautiful. I’m looking for a stand for a recently purchased 426D. 
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brucesheehe
That is wonderful!  They don't make them anymore!
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Bumpkin 95
Nice stove rebuild for sure. what shade of green was that. The last one I did I used emerald green and it is a little on the light side
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Kgam1020
@Bumpkin 95 Thank you. I used Rustoleum Gloss hunter green. 
Ken.
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DarkmanDrew
Wow! Incredible job! I wanted to get one to restore and all of a sudden I have 6 various 421 models to fix up. How did you remove the grill clips? I'm having a heck of a time getting those out. Once that was done how did you get the grill so clean?
Sincerely,

Andrew J. Dunowski
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Kgam1020
DarkmanDrew wrote:
Wow! Incredible job! I wanted to get one to restore and all of a sudden I have 6 various 421 models to fix up. How did you remove the grill clips? I'm having a heck of a time getting those out. Once that was done how did you get the grill so clean?


Thanks Andrew. I used a small flat head screwdriver to pop loose one side of the clip for the grate and I was able to Remove it. It is tricky for sure. I washed the stove with Simple Green before I sanded all the paint and rust off. I also used wire wheels on my drill to help remove rust. But be careful using Simple Green if you are not repainting because it can remove old paint. Hope this helps. 
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DarkmanDrew
Yes it does. Thanks. Yes definitely re-painting. Your post has also inspired me to try and remove the latches and handle to repaint them as well. I've never used pop rivets before? Is there a specific size I need? 
Sincerely,

Andrew J. Dunowski
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Kgam1020
@DarkmanDrew  i used 1/8” aluminum rivets to reattach the handle and latches. You can buy a Pop rivet kit at you local hardware store. very easy to do. By the way welcome to the forum! 
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BSAGuy
DarkmanDrew wrote:
Yes it does. Thanks. Yes definitely re-painting. Your post has also inspired me to try and remove the latches and handle to repaint them as well. I've never used pop rivets before? Is there a specific size I need? 


I never remove the hardware.  I hate to see hardware that has been reattached with pop rivets.  Just a peeve of mine.  I just mask off the shiny pits and paint away.  
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DarkmanDrew
Thanks, I'll see if I can find a pop rivet kit and let you know how it goes. Do you  just drill the old ones out? I also didn't catch how you cleaned the rusted grill.
Sincerely,

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DarkmanDrew
BSAGuy wrote:


I never remove the hardware.  I hate to see hardware that has been reattached with pop rivets.  Just a peeve of mine.  I just mask off the shiny pits and paint away.  


@BSAGuy
Hmmm, how do you get the silver latches looking clean then? They are usually covered in rust.
Sincerely,

Andrew J. Dunowski
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Smudge
Gorgeous stove. I hope the tank I'm going to repaint turns out that nice.
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@DarkmanDrew

You can work on the pieces with Naval jelly and the polishing wheels on a Dremel.  If they are really bad, you can take off as much rust as possible and paint them silver.
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Kgam1020
DarkmanDrew wrote:
Thanks, I'll see if I can find a pop rivet kit and let you know how it goes. Do you  just drill the old ones out? I also didn't catch how you cleaned the rusted grill.


There is a dimple on the back side of the rivet. Center a 1/8'' drill bit ( a nice sharp one ) in that area and drill it out. Don't put to much pressure on it they drill out easy. The originals are nickel plated brass. The grate I cleaned with a wire wheel on my bench grinder and finished with 0000 steel wool to brighten them up. 
Ken.
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Kgam1020
Smudge wrote:
Gorgeous stove. I hope the tank I'm going to repaint turns out that nice.


Thank you. I cleaned the tank in a parts washer witch helped remove the chipped paint and cleaned out the inside as well. 
Ken.
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fuel brained
Now you know just how much work goes into a stove restore. Now your Grandkids can enjoy it also. Fantastic looking stove.
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Kgam1020
Now you know just how much work goes into a stove restore. Now your Grandkids can enjoy it also. Fantastic looking stove.


Thank you Jeff. It is a great stove to use while we are camping or even at home.
Ken.
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fuel brained
Ken, Here 2 pics of a 425nl that I restored.
2a.jpg  2b.jpg 
Pastor Jeff
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Kgam1020
@fuel brained

WOW Jeff, what a transformation! I can't believe the difference. Nicely done.
Ken.
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