Pair of Tilley Guardsman

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by Gary Waller, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Gary Waller

    Gary Waller Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    Messages:
    308
    Hi
    This will probably divide opinion, but hey, I have broad shoulders....
    These were in poor condition, one had been over painted by brush with red paint and the other one had paint peeling off it. The bonus was that they were dent free, that made the restoration easier, especially the brass one, the “Aztec Gold” one does remind me of the old Tango adverts..
    Sadly no money shot as I have run out of paraffin...:doh:
    9AE68498-59D1-4009-921C-DD20493B577A.jpeg
    0801E65A-58F9-4BBE-B464-DE9FE6429081.jpeg 940762DB-2364-4FBC-AFC4-57EDFC68F37A.jpeg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2020
  2. Pancholoco1911 United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2019
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    USA
    They turned out amazing, you did a great job. I’m a sucker to keep them as original as I can but sometimes they do require a bit more extra care.
    Nice and keep us posted for the money shot!
     
  3. Fireexit1

    Fireexit1 United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2020
    Messages:
    158
    Location:
    Brighton UK
    They look fantastic. Job well jobbed...

    Chris
     
  4. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    10,120
    Location:
    Shetland Islands UK..
    Those look fine!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  5. Gary Waller

    Gary Waller Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    Messages:
    308
  6. george

    george United States Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,348
    Location:
    USA
    I think they look stunning!
     
  7. BigStevie

    BigStevie United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2018
    Messages:
    1,387
    Location:
    Scottish Highlands
    Look good to me!
     
  8. ROBBO55

    ROBBO55 Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2014
    Messages:
    1,968
    Location:
    Somersby, New South Wales, Australia
    Nice work :thumbup:
     
  9. Buggerlugs

    Buggerlugs Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2020
    Messages:
    671
    Location:
    Australia Melbourne
    Looking sexy top job well done
     
  10. AussiePete

    AussiePete Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,756
    Location:
    Toowoomba Australia
    They look great to me ...... :D/Congratulations on a nice pair.
    I’m looking forward to the money shots.
    Cheers
    Pete
    @Gary Waller
     
  11. ColinG

    ColinG United Kingdom Subscriber

    Online
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,902
    They're not rare and they look great so why worry!? Good job I'd say and you've rescued two more lanterns from the scrap yard.
     
  12. podbros

    podbros United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,223
    Location:
    Wirral
    :lol:...:thumbup:

    A great job there Gary...the finish looks absolutely spot on !!!
     
  13. Darren Oreilly Ireland

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2020
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    Ireland
    Really nice great job
     
  14. ColinG

    ColinG United Kingdom Subscriber

    Online
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,902
    I meant to say before... whenever I respray a lantern I generally leave the base untouched so it's obvious what colour it was originally.
     
  15. Keith Warby

    Keith Warby United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2020
    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    Holbeach England
    You done a nice job of both lamps, personally I think you've done a great job of the respray and I'd be happy to display it.
    Aztec Gold ? Was it a can or mixed ?
     
  16. Gary Waller

    Gary Waller Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    Messages:
    308
    @Keith Warby cheers Keith,
    Halfords Aztec gold followed by Halfords lacquer
     
  17. malcolm race

    malcolm race United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    170
    Location:
    Bradford uk
    Great job Gary, they look great
     

Share This Page