200A and 202 reproduction
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1969BuickGS
I picked up this Nickel Fount with 200-A upper equipment and need help Identifying it.  It appears dimensionally the same as a 200-A fount.  There is a "B" on the bottom.  The sides and the bottom do not respond to a magnet.  The side of the fount is dated 7-61 and says Coleman, TRADE MARK REG'D, The SUNSHINE OF THE NIGHT.  i don't see Made in Canada or Made in USA on it anywhere. 

I have also tried two 5 minute soaks with EZ off that did not accomplish much.  Got the lettering to come out by hand polishing with mag wheel polish.  Read a couple of posts about vinegar thinning the nickel, so i may stick with hand polishing any suggestions for removing the green patina would be appreciated. 

Thanks,

Tim
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202 fount
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What gives it away? Nickel not made in Canada and not 50 or 51?

do you know what upper parts are different from 200a for ‘61? I know collar and frame at least are stainless.
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Tim, I read somewhere on here that there’s two different types of EZ-Off. Did you get the right type?
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B was marked for a brass fount base plate.
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I got the heavy duty oven and grill version, the other one seemed like more environmentally friendly so I figured it was the new formula
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Yeah, the 202 is the only model with a brass base plate, marked with the B. 

202 collar is nickel plated brass. Frame is stainless. Had a green high vent. (edit: except the last production date was 10/63 with a green low vent). 

7/61 did not likely have the stainless bail, and I’ve found a mix of stainless and steel vent brackets around that time. 

You probably won’t get that one shinier without replating it. 

As to where it was made, at the risk of starting another “discussion”, I’ll say my theory is Coleman started making the 202 founts in Canada in 1958.
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holliswood wrote:
Tim, I read somewhere on here that there’s two different types of EZ-Off. Did you get the right type?


So what type of ez off is correct?
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Quick Cal wrote:


So what type of ez off is correct?


Just get the dollar store brand. Works fine. 
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How long do you leave it on for and is there a risk of hurting the nickel?
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An hour is usually good.  Nickel is actually a pretty hard surface.  The Oven cleaner does not harm it.  Spray some inside the fount and the pump tube with the CV removed and it will clean all that grunge out.  The lye in the oven cleaner eats organic deposits...dirt, fuel residue, etc.  It will not affect rust, but you get the crap off the rust (if there is any) and then you can treat that.  I do oven cleaner or a lye bath on most of my nickel founts.  If there it a decal on the 202 fount, then you should avoid the lye/oven cleaner unless you want to remove it.
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Gand28 wrote:
An hour is usually good.  Nickel is actually a pretty hard surface.  The Oven cleaner does not harm it.  Spray some inside the fount and the pump tube with the CV removed and it will clean all that grunge out.  The lye in the oven cleaner eats organic deposits...dirt, fuel residue, etc.  It will not affect rust, but you get the crap off the rust (if there is any) and then you can treat that.  I do oven cleaner or a lye bath on most of my nickel founts.  If there it a decal on the 202 fount, then you should avoid the lye/oven cleaner unless you want to remove it.
Gand28 wrote:
An hour is usually good.  Nickel is actually a pretty hard surface.  The Oven cleaner does not harm it.  Spray some inside the fount and the pump tube with the CV removed and it will clean all that grunge out.  The lye in the oven cleaner eats organic deposits...dirt, fuel residue, etc.  It will not affect rust, but you get the crap off the rust (if there is any) and then you can treat that.  I do oven cleaner or a lye bath on most of my nickel founts.  If there it a decal on the 202 fount, then you should avoid the lye/oven cleaner unless you want to remove it.
Gand28 wrote:
An hour is usually good.  Nickel is actually a pretty hard surface.  The Oven cleaner does not harm it.  Spray some inside the fount and the pump tube with the CV removed and it will clean all that grunge out.  The lye in the oven cleaner eats organic deposits...dirt, fuel residue, etc.  It will not affect rust, but you get the crap off the rust (if there is any) and then you can treat that.  I do oven cleaner or a lye bath on most of my nickel founts.  If there it a decal on the 202 fount, then you should avoid the lye/oven cleaner unless you want to remove it.


What should you use to scrub it with?
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Quick Cal wrote:


What should you use to scrub it with?


no scrubbing required. I sometimes use 0000 steel wool with light pressure but if it isn’t dissolved with the oven cleaner, then you need to try and polish/buff it out.
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07FD1BCE-E071-4457-B822-CB013789A10D.jpeg  02FAE5F2-6D03-452D-BF1B-A6C6E69E9C15.jpeg  Canadian brass founts were used on the US 202 model

Pictures above are from a Canadian 200 1964 (this was the last year Toronto used brass founts on their 200)

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