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Fordbronco1995
Hey everyone I believe i will try to restore this neat lantern provided i can have the decals made.





Took it apart and cleaned up the brass. Next step is sanding, priming and painting then globe housing and tube.




Had the cork gasket still in it. Oddly enough i found a rubber gasket that was nearly the same outer diameter as the cork and the center hole just needed opened up with a dremel. Also found a stainless washer to replace the rusted one.







Amazing how well this brass cleans up. I used some colonel brassy metal cleaner and a wire brush













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JimL
Sanding?  SANDING?  I think you ought to reconsider and see if you can get away with 0000 steel wool and/or brass brush, rather than wishing you had.   You didn't mention a wire brush in a drill, but I want to note that there's nothing on any GPA that should ever have an application of a wire brush.  One more thing...nothing abrasive like steel wool of any grade, or even a scouring pad on a globe.  Some lessons can be learned from others' mistakes.  Lastly, when working on this, put the globe  somewhere that it won't get knocked over or where a  cat will knock it off a shelf (if you have a cat).

Take it slow, have fun, and continue to keep us apprised of your progress.

-Jim

I wonder what people do with all the time they save by texting "K" instead of "OK."
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Fordbronco1995
I meant sand the air tube and the metal that the globe sets in. The globe is in amazing shape and i will just wash it with dawn and wax it. I wired the brass and you cant see any scratches. It was a soft bristle wire brush
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Jbbh93
What kind of lantern is this? And why would you wax the globe?? I would just wash and let dry

Justin

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things"- George Carlin

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JimL
Fordbronco1995 wrote:
I meant sand the air tube and the metal that the globe sets in. The globe is in amazing shape and i will just wash it with dawn and wax it. I wired the brass and you cant see any scratches. It was a soft bristle wire brush


PUT THE SAND PAPER DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM THE LANTERN. 

I guess I was not clear.  In addition to no part of a lantern should have a wire wheel used on it, the same goes for sandpaper in my opinion.  If you're going to paint it afterwards, I guess it doesn't matter if you scratch up the metal.  However, if not, you may very well regret it.   Personally, I'd rather see rust and  know it was natural rather than shiny and scratched up.  Just trying to warn you that you may do something you're going to regret.  Since you would sand the air tube, I'm guessing it's not nickel plated.  If that's the case, soak the frame in a citric  solution or vinegar and water (outside) and let the acid take care of the rust.   If the air tube is nickel plated, the acid will eat the plating off, but not leave marks like sandpaper.

I suggest that you do not wax the globe.  I have never heard of anyone waxing a globe, but to give a possible reason why you wouldn't, porcelain is a glass and some folks have reported crazing on porcelain vents when waxed.  And to reiterate what I stated previously, don't ever use anything abrasive on a globe to clean it.


-Jim

I wonder what people do with all the time they save by texting "K" instead of "OK."
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Fordbronco1995
I meant use a polish wax thats safe for clearcoats like on a vehicle. It wont hurt the glass. I plan on repainting it just waiting on the graphics shop to get a proof down for the decals. If you sand it with 500 or 600 grit you wont see the scratches. Im also planning on priming it with rustoleum before i paint it. Im only resorting to sand paper if the cutric acid and scotch brite wont clean up the rust
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JimL
I would still not use any kind of polish or wax on that globe. Some globes are very uncommon and I suspect that one is. The worse that happens is that you get bug marks from moths running into the globe. I rinse those off with water and a drop of dish washing detergent.

-Jim

I wonder what people do with all the time they save by texting "K" instead of "OK."
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Fordbronco1995
Hmmm I believe you are right. Im gonna wash it thoroughly with dawn and see what it looks like. Dont wanna chance messing
it up
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Chucker
Right, what will 600-800 deg. F heat do to the wax/polish on that pyrex globe? Clean is good. 
Chuck
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dpatten
It's tough love Dylan, Globes are irreplaceable on most of these things, They're also the most easily damaged and the guys don't want to see you heartbroken!  

Soap, water and a soft cloth are the best method for cleaning it. avoid anything abrasive.  When it's not on the lantern, wrap it up and put it in a coffee can.  The only thing worse than knocking a 50 year old globe off of a workbench is a 70 year old one.  Believe me I know.

Everybody here wants you to have a successful rebuild!  Good Luck!
Dennis the Peasant

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JimL
Very well stated Dennis!

It's better to learn from others (our) mistakes than first hand.

-Jim

I wonder what people do with all the time they save by texting "K" instead of "OK."
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Fordbronco1995
I appreciate all the guidance guys. I found a color close to the aqua/turquoise at autozone. Its a hair darker but believe i can solve that by spraying it over white primer. Also got some high heat semi gloss silver for the tube and the globe housing. Found a antique brass color at lowes i will use for the on off knob.
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curtludwig
Check the valve area carefully before you light the lantern. I *think* what you've got there is a variant of a Bernzomatic. I had one like it, I think mine was a Turner. Mine always leaked at the valve. Quite exciting when the valve would catch fire...

I kept trying it and testing the valve with soapy water after the first time it caught fire. I could never get it to seal adequately. Ended up giving it to a guy. I don't know if he ever got it figured out.
Curt

2017 ICCC Convention Host

BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #019

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Fordbronco1995
Yeah I figured that was a leak prone spot. I dont think ill be lighting mine due to that, plus the nozzle where the tank meets the valve is missing the internal check valve.

Where can i find replacement mantles? I found an original new one for around 5 bucks online but it doesn't have to be original.

Got the globe cleaned up. Warm water and dawn did the trick. Looks brand new!

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curtludwig
Any Coleman #21 size (like a Coleman #21 or a Peerless 2C HG) will fit that lantern.
Curt

2017 ICCC Convention Host

BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #019

http://www.youtube.com/c/lanternlabs
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Fordbronco1995
Thanks for the info.

Cleaned up the lid/vent. I know its aluminum but appears to be painted silver just like the air tube. So silver it will go.









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Fordbronco1995
Got the on off knob ready for primer. Gonna prime it with rustoleum and then paint it antique brass.




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Gunhippie
If you do paint the vent, and there is any chance you will ever want to light it up (Why not? Check valves and gaskets can be replaced.), be sure to use 2,000 degree paint. I've measures vent temperatures over 900 degrees F on gasoline lanterns, and expect a propane will get just as hot. Rustoleum makes a line of high-temp 2,000 degree paints, as does VHT.
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Fordbronco1995
More progress

Got the on off knob primed and painted.









Got the vent/lid primed and painted as well. I ended up using vht on the lid and will on the air tube and globe frame. Was event able to save the super britle lid screen. Was able to remove it, clean it, prime it and then paint it. Was a little tricky to get back in but i got it. There were some minor pits and slight gouge spots but i didnt bother filling them, they aren't noticable.





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Aspbear
Looking good
G.B. Harp
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BSAGuy
That looks really nice so far.  Keep going.
- Courtenay
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wpnaes
Well done!
Sean
Coleman 275 Turd Herder #063   Brotherhood of the Traveling Lantern Host #002
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Fordbronco1995
Hey guys man does time fly, i had gotten discouraged from finishing this project. Went to the local sign shop, guy i talked to said he would talk to the graphic designer and get back to me, ok so I waited three weeks and two phone calls later the front desk guy told me his graphic designer said he cant replicate the font, size layout etc. im like 30+ years combined experience huh? Cant do a simple lantern decal? Wow!

So I figured what the hell i got a computer and paint program ill give it a try, took a long time to get the aspect ratio, colors and fonts as close as i could but you can only do so much using paint, i think it turned out pretty good. Printed them out on sticker paper and cut them to the original decal size. Primed the body with rustoleum white primer and used the duplicolor engine enamel paint that is almost one shade darker than original, also primed the handle and painted it the high heat silver used on the lid. Just down to preparing the air tube/globe housing for primer and paint.





These pics are without flash so the color appears darker





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Murff
Nice job, Dylan!

Murff

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Gasman64
Well, Dylan, that looks great now, like new!  I like the way the paint is close to the original, and the label looks great, too.
[Smilie2]
Good to see you got back to this project; I know, sometimes other stuff gets in the way...also glad you weren't too discouraged by the "Sandpaper Police." [tongue]
Steve    ICCC #1012
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JimL
Awesome job on that!

-Jim

I wonder what people do with all the time they save by texting "K" instead of "OK."
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Fordbronco1995
Never discouraged by the good folks on here, i can appreciate good advice
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HardCharger
Fordbronco1995 wrote:
I don't think ill be lighting mine due to that...


Not lighting... NOT LIGHTING!

Hahaha, just kidding... [rofl]

[afi_DoNotSetYour-1]

I figured it had been too long since anyone used all CAPS in this thread...

All jokes aside, nice job, great to see that tired old lantern get nicely restored!

[Smilie2]


 


Thanks to you all, there is a ton of great information here to help one be successful!
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BSAGuy
That's very well done, Dylan, especially the sticker.  Nice work.
- Courtenay
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GrayClay
Very nice. Looking forward to see it fully assembled.  ....But I won't ask you to light it!
Clay. Sierra Foothills, California
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Past Tents
That lantern is awesome! It looks like something out of a 1950's Japanese sci-fi film, or the Jetsons cartoon. I love it!
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Bill
Great restoration of an interesting, uncommon lantern! Glad you were able to reproduce the decal in spite of discouraging advice from professionals. As far a Jim's advice goes, he only wants to make sure you don't do something you'll regret later. I know Jim, and he's a genuinely helpful guy who wouldn't steer you wrong!
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
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Lanterndude
AWESOME!!!!!!.......restore!


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I like reading these types of restore projects and yes as someone previously mentioned what an uncommon lantern at that.

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Fordbronco1995
Man i finally got it done! Painted the last piece today and assembled the lantern 























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Nightlight for Aliens
That looks fantastic! NICE JOB!!

It looks like something from The Jetsons!
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AussiePete
Well done, you have completed your first restoration admirably.  Top points for persistence and also taking on board the well meaning remarks and advice.
Cheers
Pete
Toowoomba Queensland Australia
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Coleman Slant Saver #51
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BSAGuy
That's very well done, Nick.  Thanks for the pics.
- Courtenay
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ecblanks
wow,  very nice.  Fire it up!
Carlton - 9/73
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0176
Slant Saver #29
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Quick Cal
Wow!! That looks great.
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Fordbronco1995
Thanks guys, i wish the paint was a tad lighter to match the original but it works. Quick question, does that mantle look right? It looks too big to me but im not sure 
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Quick Cal
Thanks guys, i wish the paint was a tad lighter to match the original but it works. Quick question, does that mantle look right? It looks too big to me but im not sure 


I thought the mantle looked big. but I'm no expert,,,lol. but remember once you burn it in it will shrink.
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Ridge Runner
Nice job bringing it back, certainly a unique piece. Looks like it's ready to take flight!

— L.J.
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Mister Wilson
Awesome job on a unique lantern.  That mantle will be fine, they shrink quite a bit on burn in.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
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Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
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austin65uri
Very nice job on a lantern that many would have just tossed!  I'm guessing you have done some fine resto work on your '95 Bronc?  Any pics?
Bill.
ICCC#1601
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MrAlexxx
Well done! 

Alex
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Fordbronco1995
austin65uri wrote:
Very nice job on a lantern that many would have just tossed!  I'm guessing you have done some fine resto work on your '95 Bronc?  Any pics?


not a full restoration but it has been touched up here and there 



Me and my dad have restored my 71 dodge demon

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