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Antique Dented Oiler - Perfect Restoration

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In this video i'm restoring an antique dented oiler.

My friend found this oiler in the steel waste at the recycling station. I really liked the unique design of it and I bought it from him for $5. It almost had no rust, but it was very dirty and had a lot of dents. The tricky part of this restoration was definitely the removing of all the dents in the can. I want to say thank you to my friend who helped me with this and to his boss, who allowed him to use the tools from his work place. Check out his website (www.huegli.swiss), they do car body repair in Zurich Switzerland. I'm very happy how it turned out and I really like the new look of the oiler. I'll keep this oiler in my shop and I'm going to use it from now on.

I hope you like my work and the video.

Huge thank you to all of my Patreon supporters and specially to:

Paulina Zamora
Stephan Becker
sunniva thingstad
SA Graver
Joel Miller
Joan Casanovas
Allan Mckenzie
Dawson Mertz
Julie Smith
Lucy Lole
Pascal Bertossa
Ian Hutchinson
Harrison Hughes
Joel Margolis
Llewellyn Schubert
Mark Anderson
Sasan Hezarkhani
Thibaut Hiegel
Brian Boots


00:00 preview
00:22 disassembling
01:11 showing all the parts
01:27 cleaning the parts with the parts washer
01:59 cleaning the parts with warm water and Cif
02:21 showing the three new appeared parts
02:28 removing the paint with paint stripper
02:42 removing the rust on the inside with MC-51
03:00 removing the rust on the inside with small grinding stones
03:39 removing all the dents
04:47 using filler for the welding marks
05:02 cleaning up the rest of the can
06:02 restoring the cover
06:20 masking the parts before painting
06:48 applying two component primer
06:58 wet sanding with water
07:12 applying two component green coat (RAL 6005 moss green)
07:29 restoring the tube
08:35 restoring the pump shaft
09:17 restoring the spring
09:35 making a new cork gasket
09:52 making a new felt gasket
10:05 replacing the o-ring
10:10 showing all the parts before reassembling
10:23 reassembling
11:11 showing the finished product
11:40 final testing

Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project for around 20h
$5 oiler
$20 primer (2K)
$20 moss green coat (2K)
$2.5 felt gasket
$0.5 o-ring

My camera:
Panasonic HC-V180

If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.

Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.

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