200A and 202 reproduction
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LongueCarabine
I have a 1975 Coleman USGI lantern that I am just getting around to cleaning up.

It had a lot of crud in it, so I gave it a good dose of lye.  After rinsing it out, it appears that the fount was lined with some sort of silver colored coating.  I have not noticed this on my other Coleman military lanterns.  It looks like plain old silver paint and it is flaking off.

Anyone ever noticed this kind of liner?

Brian

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REJ2
I have an older Form Tech (72) milspec that looks like flaking silver paint on the inside, I just assumed it was from leaded gasoline but do not know for sure.
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LongueCarabine
I’ve put Denatured Alcohol in the fount and I’m letting it soak. Gonna rinse it out and blow air through it to see if the lining will come out.

Brian

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austin65uri
It wouldn't surprise me if some PO decided to rust-proof the fount interior by attaching a flexible tube to a can of spray paint, and painting through the fill/ valve openings.  Stranger things have happened!  I don't think any MilSpec lantern had a factory fount coating.
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LongueCarabine
I poured some Citrus Strip in the fount and let it sit for about 4 hours, but it didn’t do much. I wonder if carb cleaner or brake cleaner would do well?

Brian

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Chucker
Brian, I think when someone wants to get the pink coating out of the 70's lanterns, they use Den. Alch. as well. 
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LongueCarabine
Hi Chuck:

 I tried DA yesterday and it cleaned some gunk out but did nothing to the coating.

This is really strange.

Brian

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Looking for the following lanterns; 08/36; 09/29; 05/59; 05/60; 06/61; 12/65; 11/75; 11/88
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REJ2
I've tried carb cleaner on mine for a week, nothing.
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Chucker
When in doubt - you always have lye or muriatic acid. 
Chuck
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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LongueCarabine
Chucker wrote:
When in doubt - you always have lye or muriatic acid. 


I cleaned it initially with lye and it got a good bit of the old RUG out, but it hasn’t gotten this coating off. I think I have The Works around here.

Brian

Mil-Spec Ops #1929

Looking for the following lanterns; 08/36; 09/29; 05/59; 05/60; 06/61; 12/65; 11/75; 11/88
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Mcormier24
Fill tank half way with alcohol and put BB’s inside and give it a good shake may take multiple attempts but it will clean everything out.
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AtLarge
Why not just plain white vinegar?  I have used it on really bad motorcycle gas tanks with good success. Just have to be quick with the dry down because of flash rust. 
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HercL4D2
I have a SMP USGI - United States Government Issue lantern that has the inside of the tank painted the same OD Green as the lantern. Coleman used Epoxy grey, green and red to Electrostatic paint the inside of their lanterns and stoves. Removing this paint inside a fuel tank is problematic. Often times I have had difficulty trying to decide if it is something other than epoxy paint or rust or some other coating. Paint mixtures are not created equally. The can contain proprietary mixtures so that manufacturers cannot copy each other. Some paints last several years and others break down in just a few.
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LongueCarabine
AtLarge wrote:
Why not just plain white vinegar?  I have used it on really bad motorcycle gas tanks with good success. Just have to be quick with the dry down because of flash rust. 


I've tried that already.  It helped to clean the gunk out, but nothing so far has gotten that flaking liner out.

Brian

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Looking for the following lanterns; 08/36; 09/29; 05/59; 05/60; 06/61; 12/65; 11/75; 11/88
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HercL4D2
https://watsoncoatings.com/quick-fix-how-to-remove-epoxy/
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10gage
Acetone works with bbs but you have to watch out for your font paintWax your font or cover it in oil to help protect it pouring it out
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