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To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! #706689
Fri Mar 23 2018 04:59 AM
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I just purchased a 10 gallon Wayne 615. It is all there! The cylinder is original...no cracks...has original pump handle...the pump is loose. The previous owner is not into petrolina and told me the skins are original. He had it for 22 years (sat in his barn). He traded another rancher for it who had it in his barn for use (connected to fuel tank). So that is the history...2 owners...sitting in barns it’s whole life not exposed to the elements.

I have 2 questions for discussion:

1. The previous owner said the skins were original (does have all the brass badging from Wayne). However they look like they were never painted. Are they original or perhaps replacements from the first owner?

2. I don’t have the energy to restore the pump and I like the patina of the top especially. I do have the energy to remove the skins and paint them. But then they would contrast with the rest of the pump. So what would you advise...to paint or not to paint...the skins only? What would you do?

I have restored two calculator pumps in the past years but always wanted a visible pump! Iam excited to be the new owner and would treasure your advice.

Thanks in advance!
Steve

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Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706696
Fri Mar 23 2018 07:43 AM
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I would do a RUSToration on the skins only. Chris

Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706697
Fri Mar 23 2018 07:53 AM
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Nice pump, and sign collection. I would do a rustoration on the skins and maybe the base. Matt Alvarez here on oldgas does an incredible job doing this and has helped me in the past. It is really not that hard and you would not have to take the skins off. I prefer the as found look so your pump is the perfect candidate for this process. Good luck.


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Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: cggas] #706699
Fri Mar 23 2018 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by cggas
I would do a RUSToration on the skins only. Chris


ditto .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: advertologist] #706704
Fri Mar 23 2018 12:01 PM
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What is the process to do a “restoration”?

Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706708
Fri Mar 23 2018 12:52 PM
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Go to the search box and enter Rustoration and there are a lot of threads on the subject and how to do it in some of them.


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Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706710
Fri Mar 23 2018 01:34 PM
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I must be thick headed! I read all the threads and picked up only bits and pieces. Use a brush...primary color...use a brown...someone used satin polyurethane. I really need more information. It sounds like exactly what I need to do with my pump.

Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706711
Fri Mar 23 2018 02:03 PM
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I know "rustorations" are the rage with many people. I am working on restoring a pump. I bought the pump for nostalgia reasons - I like to be reminded of things from my youth. The pumps I remember from my youth showed some wear, but they were not all rusty and forlorn looking. I think the decision should be made on if you want to use the pump in an environment that shows the decay over time or if you want to be reminded of the way things were back in the day.


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Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706728
Sat Mar 24 2018 05:32 AM
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My tastes have changed as I get older ... these days ... in my world ... I would leave it as is and enjoy looking at it in its current state.

Good luck in your decision.

Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Ohio Oil] #706730
Sat Mar 24 2018 06:13 AM
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Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706740
Sat Mar 24 2018 11:25 AM
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Nothing wrong with a good discussion but it needs to go on between your two ears, what will please you.. Autoxnut hit it for me. Every visible I've seen rusty was at a Mom and Pop that was closed down and sitting idle Didn't matter if it was painted with a paint brush or sprayed for the most part stations were proud of their pumps and was as much as a means to advertise their brand as their signage.


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Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706763
Sun Mar 25 2018 07:01 AM
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One last consideration...there is no electric conduit...never used a light...were some of these personally owned for farm machinery and never made it to a gas retail station?

Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #706765
Sun Mar 25 2018 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Stephenwarren30
were some of these personally owned for farm machinery and never made it to a gas retail station?


yes .. ... cool


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Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #707210
Sat Mar 31 2018 03:01 PM
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Randy is correct, but you both missed something. Many places out in nowhere did not have electricity so why purchase a pump with a light.

Jack Sim


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Re: To Paint or not To Paint...that is the question! [Re: Stephenwarren30] #707550
Thu Apr 05 2018 06:10 PM
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For anyone who threw in their two cents I decided to leave the pump in “as is” condition. I badged it Esso because back in the late 40s my uncle owned an Esso station in Roxton Texas. I have posted pics of the pump and my uncle’s Esso station.
Thanks,
Steve

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