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A Chalwyn Restored

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Mesquite, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    I picked up a Chalwyn Mk2 Tropic Hurricane lantern at a bootfair recently. The Mk 2 dates back to around 1955 so it's older than me but it was showing its age somewhat.
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    I decided it needed a bit of freshening up so in the bath it went
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    In went the water with 'bath salts'
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    Then on went the electricity for some bubble action
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    It was really grubby
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    I had a look after an hour and thought, nope it needs more time in the bath getting zapped
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    After 2 hours I had another look... not too bad but it went back in for another couple hours
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    After drying I rubbed it down in readiness for the primer. It looked pretty good then but I knew I could do better.
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    First of two coats of primer
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    Then it was finished with two coats of silver plus a high temperature paint on the chimney as I wasn't sure how the silver would hold up on it. I think the two tone finish looks good :)
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    Of course I had to finish with the lantern lit :D
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  2. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Robbi

    Robbi Full Member

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    WOW !! outstanding !
     
  4. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Nicely done Steve.
     
  5. gonzo_the_great

    gonzo_the_great Forager

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    I love the feeling of something rescue
    Really nice result there.

    I did a BAT lamp a while ago. Used a graphite type 'paint' on it. Came up geat though it can come off on your hands a bit when mauling it to refill etc.
    When doing the rust etching of parts that have an internal surface, I try to add an electrode up inside the item as well. That can help clean the insides up a little better.
     

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