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Fj40z
Had a couple hours free a few weeks back so I decided to tear down the 228E I picked up. This was my first lantern tear down so I read up on a couple of threads here and dug in. I wish I would have had a little more time to do more polishing but I did get the grime off of it and a good coat of wax on it to slow down future rusting. Enjoyed the project a lot. Here’s a before and after pic although me being a novice you seasoned veterans will probably have to look really hard to see a difference LOL Click image for larger version - Name: 538D1D90-FBBA-46CA-9D6F-54AF12CD32F8.jpeg, Views: 162, Size: 204.58 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 860EE3A0-3563-4261-9D15-9D4ACBE7F74C.jpeg, Views: 159, Size: 264.53 KB
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GCinSC
I like stuff that shows character and use but where’s the money shot?

Lite it up!
Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
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lundmonkey
Good start on your 'Coleman Adventure'!  It might be too late, but I hope you did not wax the ventilator.  Some vents will 'glaze' (turn dull) if waxed and then the lantern is lit.  Once glazed, it is nearly possible to regain the shine on the porcelain.  If not yet lit, you may want to wipe the vent with Denatured Alcohol before exposing it to heat.  I am not sure, but the alcohol MIGHT REMOVE THE WAX!

BTW - Do you plan to attend the Southeast Coleman Collector's Gathering in Hartford, TN on 4 May?  A great bunch of folks with tons of Coleman knowledge & treasures.  Post here if you have any questions regarding the gathering.
Ed Toner - GA
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Fj40z
GCinSC wrote:
I like stuff that shows character and use but where’s the money shot?

Lite it up!


Thanks a bunch! Yeah my intention was to for it to not be pristine but preserve the character this one has. As for the money shot ive still got to replace the filler cap gasket. I oiled the pump leather and got it pumping but the gasket is long past sealing up.
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Fj40z
lundmonkey wrote:
Good start on your 'Coleman Adventure'!  It might be too late, but I hope you did not wax the ventilator.  Some vents will 'glaze' (turn dull) if waxed and then the lantern is lit.  Once glazed, it is nearly possible to regain the shine on the porcelain.  If not yet lit, you may want to wipe the vent with Denatured Alcohol before exposing it to heat.  I am not sure, but the alcohol MIGHT REMOVE THE WAX!

BTW - Do you plan to attend the Southeast Coleman Collector's Gathering in Hartford, TN on 4 May?  A great bunch of folks with tons of Coleman knowledge & treasures.  Post here if you have any questions regarding the gathering.


Dang I did wax the vent! Good thing it’s not holding pressure so I couldn’t fire it. I’ll try the denatured alcohol for removing the wax. Thanks for the heads up!!
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Fj40z
lundmonkey wrote:
Good start on your 'Coleman Adventure'!  It might be too late, but I hope you did not wax the ventilator.  Some vents will 'glaze' (turn dull) if waxed and then the lantern is lit.  Once glazed, it is nearly possible to regain the shine on the porcelain.  If not yet lit, you may want to wipe the vent with Denatured Alcohol before exposing it to heat.  I am not sure, but the alcohol MIGHT REMOVE THE WAX!

BTW - Do you plan to attend the Southeast Coleman Collector's Gathering in Hartford, TN on 4 May?  A great bunch of folks with tons of Coleman knowledge & treasures.  Post here if you have any questions regarding the gathering.


Thanks for the heads up on the CC gathering!! That’s just a little over 3 hours from me so that’s very doable. Never been to one before, are they kid friendly?
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brucesheehe
Acetone or Coleman Campfuel will remove the wax.

You can use a proper sized O-ring in a pinch as a fuel cap gasket.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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rob_pontius
Fj40z wrote:


Thanks for the heads up on the CC gathering!! That’s just a little over 3 hours from me so that’s very doable. Never been to one before, are they kid friendly?
The gatherings are very kid friendly. I take my kids to every gathering that I attend. They have a blast running around the campground.
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Fj40z
rob_pontius wrote:
The gatherings are very kid friendly. I take my kids to every gathering that I attend. They have a blast running around the campground.


Awesome! I’m planning on coming with them
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