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Leviticus Tomethreus
     @gotac65 has gratefully given me my dads birthday lantern and I want to completely restore it for him. However, he doesn’t know about it. I want to do a stealthy restoration. Anybody got any tips?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Tgarner01
A stealthy restoration is exactly the same as one that everyone knows about... Only difference is you Must have the lights off!! ðŸ˜ðŸ˜‚. Good for you on fixing your father up a birthday lantern. I got my father both a 220E and 228E fixed up with his birthdate.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
     Haha yeah I guess, but the different threads in here say to bake the founts in the oven to cure the paint and stuff, but like, my parents have cameras and check on me like every half hour while they’re at work.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Tgarner01
You can bake repaints but it is not absolutely necessary. I've never personally done one, but I'm not in a real hurry either.
Toby Garner
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I’ve got till may for his next bday so I’m not really in a hurry either
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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25 502s
I’ve never baked paint either. If you don’t have a particular way you like to paint just follow the directions on the can. They are there for a reason. I don’t know if you dad is really into lanterns or not but maybe he won’t pay attention to the date on the lantern?? You can tell him it’s for a friend. And since I assume he’s your friend( sort of) too, so you won’t be lying. 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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zoomkat
"Anybody got any tips?"

Just don't mention the date on the bottom until it is time to.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
He’s not SUPER into lanterns like yours truly. However, he used them as a kid, so he has fond memories of him and his dad. I’m sure he’ll like it. Especially if it’s nice enough to have in the house.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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outlawmws
Levi,  do NOT bake paint in the families' food oven.  Even if the 'rents are not keeping an eye on you.  Paint out gasses and can deposit inside the oven, then get baked into the food, next meal...  (Baking paint is at like 225 or less - food is 350 and up..)

Lots of ways to get paint baked:
  • Heat Lamp - I baked a painted metal box with a 40W work lamp (mini flood...)  your fount is no bigger.
  • The SUN - on a hot day it does a great job baking.  I did a roller tool box and its drawers this way.
  • Reflector box:  doesn't even need to be particularly hot for this to work...  Cardboard and shiny aluminum foil...

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arizonacamper
If you can go to goodwill or something similar and get a used toaster oven. Be sure to get one big enough to allow the fount to fit inside. It works great for baking paint.
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Chucker
Agreed, you can cure paint with a toaster oven (in the 200-300 deg.F range), in the sun, in a box in the sun, or just let it sit for four weeks. 
Chuck
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Well how long does it take if you leave it in the sun?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Also, would a heat gun work?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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outlawmws
an oven cn be hours,  for he other methods, you need a day or two for any of the above, so no, a heat gun is not practical.
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Chucker
I painted a fount last week and it hit 90 deg. F here so maybe 8 hours was all it took. 

NO - I would not use a heat gun on fresh paint. Too hot, too many variables like heat setting, distance from the lantern, time spent in one spot, etc. A hair blow drier may be helpful in cold weather I guess. 
Chuck
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Leviticus Tomethreus
What if I made a box lined with with some kind of insulator with a hole for a heat gun so there will be hot air blowing around in a box?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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outlawmws

Levi, don't complicate it.  If heat guns were a "solution" for paint dying there would be lots of sources for that.  Heat lamp, directional flood lamp  (as I said I did a metal box about the size of a fount with 40 watts...)  the Sun... 

I think you are thinking a heat gun will make it go faster.  It won't.  More likely you will mess it up and be repainting...  
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Whitegas Extraordinaire

I’ve been drying paint for years with a heat gun but not on a lantern fount yet. I can actually smell the difference when the paint is dry. 

I did this mostly when painting below 32 degrees in a garage.

You could experiment with that technic but if it’s warm where you are working open up the vanes so the heat isn’t as intense.
Keep the gun moving and start at least 18-24” away, as you make more passes you can get a little closer each pass but no closer that 12” at the end.

Worked well drying Jeep parts that ended up with a quality finish. Jeep is long gone with no pics to prove quality. I am a master with a rattle can.

Kevin


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My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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outlawmws
Keeping in mind;  heat guns are also used to remove paint, and Levi is an impatient 13 year old.... Just sayin'
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Leviticus Tomethreus
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My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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D421
Levi
As said above. Don't complicate this. The rattle can paint you will probably use is made to dry without baking. Rustoleum with a clear coat can look very good with a good prep job.

It's summer and nice and warm. Worry less about drying and worry more about prep and keeping dust and bugs out of the paint.

Practice on something and you can check drying time yourself. Read the can and follow the directions.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Will plain Jane rustoleum hold up though 
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
outlawmws wrote:
Keeping in mind;  heat guns are also used to remove paint, and Levi is an impatient 13 year old.... Just sayin'


People drying paint in ovens are just as impatient as a 52 year old drying paint with a heat gun.
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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D421
Rustoleum with a fuel resistant clear coat will out last original paint. You can do a search on others experience.

I assume you know that paint won't work on ventilators. Just founts.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
If really needed, I’ll suck it up and send the vent off to IPE. Also, what is the rustoleum paint and fuel resistant clearcoat names. I’ve only seen the enamel kind in here. Although I haven’t REALLY looked all that hard.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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MotorcycleDan
Will plain Jane rustoleum hold up though 


Yep, it holds up fine. That is what I use. I have customs that I have used for years and the paint has held up great. I do put a Rustoleum Automotive clear coat over the color coat to protect it.  

I use a toaster oven just to speed up the process a little. The one I have heats up to about 150 degrees and then shuts off. I just let it sit after that without additional heat and let it slowly cool. I do this for both the color coat and clear coat. Here is a Sears that I just finished this way.  

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
If really needed, I’ll suck it up and send the vent off to IPE. Also, what is the rustoleum paint and fuel resistant clearcoat names. I’ve only seen the enamel kind in here. Although I haven’t REALLY looked all that hard.


I don’t think you intend to paint the vent but just a reminder don’t paint the vent.
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Leviticus Tomethreus
     Um, yeah I knew that you aren’t supposed to paint it. Did you not see the part about IPE
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Pancholoco1911
Nail polish it lol and blow it will dry in less than a minute 🤣 🤣. I see my wife do that 🙃
~Pancho~
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JimL
You wrote that you have until his birthday next May.   There is absolutely no reason or need to rush the cure by baking it in the oven, just let it sit for a month for the same result.

IPE can take weeks to months to get the vent back.  Vents are something they graciously do for the hobbyists, which is outside of their normal business, and will do vents when they have a call for that particular color again.  I don't see where you mentioned the model of the lantern you're restoring,
but it may be far cheaper and easier to place a WTB in the classifieds.  I'm sure a member here can come up with something economical since many of us have made the mistake of getting too many 220's when we started out.  Heck, if it's a 220 style, you might find a decent lantern at a yard sale for a few bucks that you can use the vent.   I have no more excess 220's myself.  I already gave them away, after fettling of course, so I knew they were ready for years of reliable service.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
Well, the lantern I had was a 220f but there is a rust hole in the tank. There are a few on eBay for 10 bucks or so. I have recently found a use for the deceased tank though, and my three other parted out 220f lanterns. My brothers father in law wants a lantern for his man cave, so I’m going to derust, bondo, and paint the trash tank for the lantern I’m giving to him because he just wants it for aesthetic purposes.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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outlawmws
Drill a nice big hole in the bottom so its clear this is for display only.  I'd hate years down the road for some collector to acquire that lantern and try to use it...
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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gwillmot
.... so I’m going to derust, bondo, and paint the trash tank for the lantern ...

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Leviticus Tomethreus
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My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Jeepstircrazy
Nice to hear about the Auto Rustoleum Clearcoat being fuel resistant...I painted the gas tank on a Clinton motor for a one wheel lawn tractor ( Google the George, sold some with the SPIEGEL tag on them)  this summer and let it bake in the sun during our drought hear in the northeast and I spilled gas on it soon as I filled it and watched the paint peel right off...and I do have a fount or two around here that are going to need paint jobs...!!
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Leviticus Tomethreus
The duplicator is fuel resistant too
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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