Refurbishing a Tilley X-246-B (or trying to!)

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  1. Andy-H United Kingdom

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    Is there a book with all this info in ????? ](*,)](*,)](*,)](*,)

    I have a kit with 2 of these in it....

    Tilley Square seal with nipple.jpg
     
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    Just the various instruction leaflets posted in the library section here - oh, and getting on for 20 years experience tinkering with the little buggers.

    OK, OK, make that one year's experience repeated 20 times... :whistle: :doh:](*,) :lol:
     
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    Hi. Thanks for the heads up on the PlastiKote paint, its a great match!

    Do you use a finish coat / lacquer ? I painted one and it was left out in a shower, now the paint has water marks ?!?!?!

    Thanks Andy :-)
     
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    @Andy-H

    If I use automotive paint, that hardens with time or baking, I don’t usually use a clear coat.

    When I do use a clear coat, I use an automotive clear coat or VHT-brand.

    Best regards

    Tony
     
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    I have sprayed a number of my lanterns if they needed it, depending how bad the original finish had become. Like anyone else, I originally sprayed and left it at that... but I acquired an industruial style oven and although I know opinions differ, I find mine extremely useful. It doesn't do anything that time won't do on it's own but the quality of surface finish you can acheive in a very short time is quite impressive!

    Just to reitterate, you don't need an oven but I find mine very useful.
     
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    I have just done an x246a and an x359. Both of them had the older style NRV in the brass holder. The kit i bought only had the new style so I tried it anyway and have not had an issue.

    Cheers,
    Phil
     
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    That's true they do work and I have done the same. But I would get the correct seal and swap them when you get the chance. They are easier to maintain.
    Correct one is available from the Fettlebox.
     
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    Yes I have saved all my little brass bits and springs for when I get to that job.
    Cheers,
    Phil
     

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