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Gunhippie
Automatic dishwasher detergent is mostly lye. Don't tell Mom, you'll just scare her into getting rid of the dishwasher and you'll be on KP for the next five years!

Lye is serious stuff. It is very good at breaking down organic materials--like grease, fuel deposits, and human flesh. If you get it on you, rinse in cold water immediately and for a long time. The lye will feel soapy on your skin, because it's turning your skin into soap. If you get it on your clothes, strip immediately and hit the shower. The clothes will have to be washed before wearing again.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Man, I might keep away from lye for a while. Anyway, I put the gen on my 425nl in an attempt to maybe revive it before mom got home. Lol. I’ll see if that works whenever I get to it.
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
After a rebuild of the lantern with some citric acid and hitting the genny with an acetylene torch. Also, I attempted removing the nickel with boiling citric acid and it did absolutely nothing. Then after a week in the vinegar, still nothing but a little bit of bubbling nickel. This stuff wouldn’t come off with steel wool either.[6992-D803-4-CC7-4-C4-E-8-B72-5-A1-A488-BE8-BA]
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
Why are you removing nickel?....
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Well I decided this would be a great candidate for replating because the nickel won’t shine up with any of my tricks. 
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
🤦‍♂️
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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gwillmot
Where are you going to get it replated?  How much does it cost?  Is it a reliable firm?
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I’m gonna try to do it myself. I’ve had a janky setup for a while and I was finally thinking of trying it.
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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liteitup
fuel cap, if somebody hasn't said, I just buy a rubber o ring and put it in, works easy. Should be able to get some sort of o-ring assortment size at a hardware or farm implement store.

generator soak in vinegar for half an hour, wash with water, blow it out, should be good. got some sort of pricker? to poke in top square generator part if junk in it. coleman store here may have one, I've used one a lots.

Hang in there, by default you being the youngest will have a 10,000 lantern collection easy when us old giezers die and all our children don't want any of our lanterns. You can just drive around the u.s and collect them for free from the children.  no joke.
Lee
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Well I hope to have ten thousand lanterns someday. Haha. Have a light up of just like thirty torch lites. Man that would be a pain. Also, I’ll stick with the classic lead seal because I’ve heard mixed things about using o-rings as seals.
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
Levi I thought you weren’t allowed to use any of those dangerous tools. Acetylene torch and to try nickel plating by yourself 🤔 
~Pancho~
👀 for BD lantern  7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
“Solo sé que no sé nada”
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Levi I thought you weren’t allowed to use any of those dangerous tools. Acetylene torch and to try nickel plating by yourself 🤔 

     Fine. Lemme rephrase. My dad used the acetylene torch, and why not nickel plate myself. If the parents say I can, then I’m gonna.
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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BSAGuy
Do some test items first before you attempt a lantern, Levi.  Search for one of Gunhippie's threads.  He has recently started nickel plating his own stuff with great success.  He explains the process very well.

I found the thread:  https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/my-first-nickel-electroplating-experiment-10498266?pid=1311319148&highlight=electroplating

Even though it sounds like you have read this.  Since I went to the trouble to find it, I am for dang sure going to post it!
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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Leviticus Tomethreus
BSAGuy wrote:
Do some test items first before you attempt a lantern, Levi.  Search for one of Gunhippie's threads.  He has recently started nickel plating his own stuff with great success.  He explains the process very well.   

     Yes, I know. I looked at his threads and I even sent him a pm with more questions? I also have found some different tutorials on the Internet. I found one that really helped me because it was somebody trying to do basically just a fun experiment which meant it was cheaper to do, even though I spent a lot more than the tutorial needed.
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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gwillmot
I’m gonna try to do it myself. I’ve had a janky setup for a while and I was finally thinking of trying it.

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Vintageish
Look but once for beauty.

Function first.

A good running lantern beats one that is good looking but has a rust colored heart.
One of my best looking 200A's (no , not that good looking) has a horrid fount inside. Bought it years ago for parts with a better one , but how it is so poor inside and so nice outside.....Makes me appreciate the rough looker that fires up and runs perfect. Them "sleepers" have well earned merit.

With time , if I buy a lantern that is not "pretty" I expect it to remain that way mostly. Yes I clean them up and try to tame rust.
But honest wear and fading is a part of life I've come to appreciate in work cloths. Shelf and show Queens are great. But I'm into workers first.
Can't imagine firing up an unfired. Or subjecting a beauty to my lifestyle and it's attendant potential (well certain)  harm of cosmetics.

That does not mean I don't appreciate lanterns in great shape , or minty looking restorations.
To each their own , but a rough looking nickle finish is still honest enough I'd run it. And on a great running lantern makes it's own unique statement.
Kind of like the soft and good brand plastic bread wrapper I left melted on for many years on a globe from a night fishing/ carping incident. 

Don't let that stop you from experimenting with restorations.
Do study plating before diving in. Especially any potential contaminants.
Not saying all plating methods host danger.
Those I was around ,did.
Had I the lanterns I do today back then , Oh Boy! , I'd have been getting some pieces run through the line...
Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
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