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GAS PUMP RESTORATION

 

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dot_clear.gifWe sure hope this page answers any restoration questions you have concerning old gas pumps. Please be ready to spend a lot of time to restore your pump.

dot_clear.gifRestoring old gas pumps is a lot harder than you would imagine. In the following paragraphs we will highlight our restoration of old gas pumps.
dot_clear.gifFirst, we strip the pump. The whole gas pump is taken apart piece by piece, labeled and bagged. The actual pumping mechanism and motor
are discarded. They are
taken out to lighten the collectible gas pump.
dot_clear.gifSecond, we take all the parts with paint or rust to the sandblaster. (Be careful with your choice of sandblaster because you don't want your pump panels warped.) The panels and frame are blasted to the bare metal. (Remove all stickers and grease before delivering to the sandblaster.) Somet
imes we remove all paint using paint remover and a DA Sander.
dot_clear.gifThird, take all the stainless steel parts and buff them to a luster. We polish all the chrome pieces and porcelain.
dot_clear.gifFourth, the computers are cleaned up and lubricated well.

dot_clear.gifFifth, we take the paintable parts and sand, clean and paint them. Be sure to use expensive, high quality primer and paint. It's best to add a hardener (catalyst) for durability and shine. The frame is painted a gray color.
dot_clear.gifUsually a restoration will take at least forty hours usually 80 hours from start to finish.

dot_clear.gifTry to start with a complete pump that is in pretty good condition. That is ideal but not
always realistic.

Good Luck with your Project!!!

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