1957 September Tilley R1 Heater Lamp

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  1. Buggerlugs

    Buggerlugs Australia Subscriber

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    I was lucky with this one as i gave it to my brother 35 years ago, and he gave it back to me. R1 Tilley Second edition 1954-1960 1.jpg R1 Tilley Second edition 1954-1960 2.jpg R1 Tilley Second edition 1954-1960 3.jpeg R1 Tilley Second edition 1954-1960 4.jpg
     
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    Very nice, looks great.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Thanks i love it too.
     
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    Looks great!!! I’ve just bought one to do up- how did you clean the ‘dish’? Don’t want to go mad to remove the silver...
     
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    @Stixben

    Here’s what I do:

    1. Clean the reflecting surface with soap and hot water.

    2. If there are patches of scorch with soot or carbon remaining, I use some carburettor cleaner and a soft cloth on those spots.

    3. if it requires some polishing after that, inspect the plating first to see if it’s damaged and lifting, then gently use a polish like Autosol. Less is more on these plated reflectors.

    Cheers

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    Amazing! Will give that a go,

    Many thanks!
     
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    Got the wire mesh mantle today to finnish of my heater lamp.

    R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 7.jpg R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 8.jpg R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 9.jpg R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 10.jpg R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 11.jpg R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 12.jpg R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 13.jpg R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 14.jpg R1 Heater 1954-60 3rd version 15.jpg

    It really does top it off.
     
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    That looks amazing, what did you use to polish the reflector?
     
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    @rayw, A nice soft mop on my bench grinder, with very little and fine grade compound, in Australia its colour is green.
    I hope that helps you, or if you want i can take a photo, I polished it about 9 months ago.
     
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    Thanks, I have an old one on my pile, but it has a chip in the chrome, not enough to strip the lot off but needs some care to polish it, I tried with gentle pressure and Solvol Autosol, but I've bought some Duraglit type polish wadding, which is quite gentle.
     
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    @rayw, make sure you apply very little compound, and hold the reflector very very softly and not much pressure, or it will be game over..
     
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    For some reason I've never looked for a date stamp on this heater, today I decided to have a look and found one, it is September 1957.
     
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    That is a fine example.:thumbup:
     

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