Tilley FL6

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  1. R100

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    This is my newly restored Tilley FL6 which came from the collection of a late member. It has never been fired and the mantle is the original fitted in the factory back in March 1964. Restoration consisted of replacing all the seals and a complete re-paint to correct the damage caused by years in a damp garage. The original reflector is useable but I acquired a NOS replacement which is almost mint. I also had to restore the fuel gauge as per my "how to" here Restoration of Tilley fuel gauges for FL5, FL6 etc.)

    I do have the transfers for the back of the hood but I am struugling to find the silver Tilley transfer for the fount. If you know of anywhere I could obtain one, please let me know. (arty_pharty has none).

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    That’s looking very sharp, well fettled!
     
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    A splendid example!:thumbup:
     
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    Will this get fired for money shot
     
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    It's Trevor's birthday light up tomorrow. Wait and see.;)
     
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    First class restore , even the screws are flawless.
     
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    That is absolutely gleaming, wow.... amazing.
     
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    Thanks for the positive comments.
     
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    You don't get any better than that. Absolutely stunning.
     
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    A proper restoration. Well done @R100
     
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    If all else fails you can buy waterslide paper/film for use in an inkjet printer. You will have to varnish over it after application I guess.
     
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    I would be happy to print my own if I had a pattern to follow. Ideally I would like to borrow a loose transfer which I can the photograph and print. I could get away with photographing a transfer already applied to the tank as I have full Photoshop facilities. No danger of that during lockdown.
     
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    @R100 lamps looks stunning. What silver / grey paint have you used.
     
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    That is a stunner, you have set quite a standard there.
     
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    Yes I am going to have to change my avatar :oops:
     
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    I finally got round to applying the transfers.

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    The icing on a splendid cake !
     
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    Its so neat and looks like its just out from the factory at Hendon.
     
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    Superb result!
     

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