Tilley KL 80 lamp

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  1. Darryl Durdin

    Darryl Durdin Australia Subscriber

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    I had this KL80 hanging around for some time. Thought I’d clean it up and give it a new lease on life.
    As found original condition

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    the hanger,font, pump cockvalve and vaporiser. The burner, globe and deflector came later. I had the lamp for some time and systematically collected the additional parts, mostly from United Kingdom. I clean up the font and painted it beige closest colour I could find, the bass parts all cleaned up well, new seals etc, and away it went,
    It’s a charming lamp to own in my collection, I think I might find a place for it inside.

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  2. Jean J

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    It has cleaned up very nicely @Darryl Durdin and would look good on a porch I guess but meant as a kitchen light.
     
  3. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well saved and it's a grand old lamp.:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    A splendid lamp, well restored.
     
  5. ROBBO55

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    It looks good Darryl. Persistence has paid off, congratulations
     
  6. Buggerlugs

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    Hi wonderful job there mate, what was the brand of paint?
     
  7. Darryl Durdin

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    @Buggerlugs , hi there I used a car touch up paint from supercheap auto. Great choice of colours and very durable paint
     
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    Do you have a photo or code number thanks.
     
  9. Darryl Durdin

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    I’ll have a look to see if I still have the can, or I’ll go to SCA so I can get the details for you
     
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    Hadn’t seen this before; beautifully restored. :thumbup: Such an enticing lamp.
     
  11. Buggerlugs

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    @Darryl Durdin Thanks I want to see if it's a closer colour match than what I'm using.
     
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