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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by pigIRON63, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. pigIRON63
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    So.... I've picked up a another hobby lately. It's a good way to waste a weekend. I don't know if I would call it restoration or repaint. This is the first one I did. I hope i get better as I go.. It's not perfect, but here it is in all it's glory. 20210731_204932.jpg 20210814_112535.jpg 20210814_182816.jpg 20210815_162418.jpg
     
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  2. Nice work. Now to find a tag frame for it!:eek::D
     
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  3. I think that in 1955 the first two digits indicated the county. I can't remember which one 44 was. Maybe another Tennessean can help.
     
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    I've seen a couple originals, but they are way out of reach for me. Even the repops are expensive.:(:(
     
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  6. ......I should have known that as I spent my first 12 years in Jefferson County, Tennessee.:)
     
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    Not perfect? Sure works for me. Good looking wall hanger.
     
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  8. pigIRON63
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    Thank you
     
  9. Nice job, how many hours did that take? If you don’t mind me asking?
     
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    I messed around over the course of a day. But I figure 2 and a half hours, maybe 3 all together.
     
  11. pigIRON63
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    I picked another plate up today, I'm thinking about leaving it alone, it did clean up well. 20210818_153739.jpg 20210818_214044.jpg

    I cleaned it by soaking it in a citric acid solution. I let it soak about 2 hours. A longer period of time would have taken the rust off, but I wasn't looking to do that. 2 hours was just long enough to get rid of the rust residue that had stained the original paint. If it soaks too long, the rust that is under some of the paint will dissolve and the paint won't have anything to hold it on the plate and the paint will come off.
    It still needs some hammer and dolly work to look good.
     
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  12. pigIRON63
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    I've started on a couple more rough ones.ill post the progress as I go 20210818_153753.jpg 20210818_203409.jpg
     
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  13. pigIRON63
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    I acid dipped them and epoxied the holes
    20210820_235846.jpg 20210820_235826.jpg 20210820_235744.jpg 20210820_235721.jpg
     
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  14. Ain't it fun!
     
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    And addictive too!
     
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    20210827_124208.jpg I finished this one this morning
     
  17. Nice work saving those crusty tags. I'm just down the road in Limestone. Probably seen you around
     
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  18. pigIRON63
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    Thank you Sir.
     
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  19. I picked these up at the swap meet today, not sure I will restore them, but they are cool.They represent 1933, 1934, 1936, and 1931. 6CFC0B32-A3A8-4C12-997E-375235308DA0.jpeg
     
  20. pigIRON63
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    I have a few in my collection that haven't been restored. I usually leave them if they are presentable. You would be surprised what a good cleaning will do. Check out post number 11.
     
  21. Yup, what do you use to clean them, I was maybe going to start with baby wipes.
     
  22. pigIRON63
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    Dawn dish detergent is good to start with. Go Jo hand cleaner also works well. Make sure you use the non-pumice kind. CLR Will remove rust stains.
     
  23. pigIRON63
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    I just finished these for a local guy. The pairs were in really good shape to begin with, the singles...not so much. They all turned out well. 20211015_234148.jpg
     
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