Tilley TL10

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  1. Buggerlugs

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    Here is my TL 10 i have restored it and am very happy with it. THis is how i found it TL10 1940-1945 table lamp 1.jpg

    Then i cleaned it up what do you think? TL10 1940-1945 table lamp 5.jpg
    Not bad i think
     
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    Nice and shiny but no light unfortunate.
     
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    It cleaned up well!:thumbup:
     
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    Looks fantastic, now we need to see the money shot.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Welcome from the Scottish Highlands.
    That’s certainly had the treatment! I do like these table lamps, well, I like all the Lamps! Is this one going to be a shelf queen, or are you going to fire it up?

    Stevie
     
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    They are all resealed will be left on the shelf, as i have already used it
     
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    Whats the money shot?
     
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    He means showing it alight...

    Tony
     
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    Yeah sorry i didn't take a photo and now its clean it will stay that way.
     
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    @Buggerlugs
    The “money shot” is the photo of the lamp/lanterns’ first light up after restoration.
    It’s something we do, and it shows that the recent restoration/fettle was/is an operational success.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    sorry not going to happen
     
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    Not a biggie ....... she still a nice lamp though.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    hay do you know the name and paint for the bases? gold what
     
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    I think @Tony Press knows the closest colour substitute for the Tilley gold.
    I’m sure he’ll see this post and answer with the colour.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Plastikote Brass. It always looks much too bright but most of these lamps have vary faded paint and when new they were a bright gold colour. ::Neil::.
     
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    Plastikote brass what does that mean? please
     
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    “Plastikote” is a brand of paint sold in the UK.

    As I said in another thread, the closest colour I’ve found here in Australia is VHT brand “Universal Gold” (the one to bake at 93°C).

    Cheers

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    I see its a brand thanks the rest you have told me I only asked what plastikote was
     
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    ... just keeping the thread coherent.

    Cheers

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    Cool sounds like a good plan to me
     
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    All finished, better than expected.
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    Looks brilliant! Just posted my first thread on the Forum asking for help on cleaning up one of these that I acquired about 35 years ago - maybe you can help: what do you use to get the really grained-in muck off the burner assembly? And how do you get such a fantstic finish on the base?
     
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    Hi mate, well what I have is a bench grinder with polishing wheels.
    There are 3 stages first, you use a cutting wheel, with cutting compound, second is I think it's called a bluffing wheel with polishing compound and this brings out the shine, then finally the last wheel which is the polishing wheel and all done.
    But if you're going to use the lamp, don't waste your time on the gallery as it will just go black again.
    What I do now is: my son sprays the fount, which is the tank in gold to bring the lamp back to original colour, they did came out in brass as well, if you want to keep it brass, then you will have to spray it with clear lacquer.
    This will stop the lamp from tarnishing.
    Well I hope that helps anymore questions just inbox me I'm happy to help if I can.
    Tilley on mate.
     

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