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by MYN927
Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 170

Re: Paint

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It says "Manufactured Expressly For
THE COLEMAN COMPANY, INC
WICHITA, KANSAS".
No idea where it was made or by whom. Probably after 1945. :D
Just can't tell what else are out there :mrgreen:
by MYN927
Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 170

Re: Paint

by MYN927
Sat Feb 24, 2024 1:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preventing Flash Rust
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Preventing Flash Rust

Yep, the high temp clear coats aren't as resistant as the blacks, silvers/aluminum, greys and whites. The fillers are way more refractory or resistant than the siloxane binders. High Temp Clear coats would usually have longer-term temperature resistance around 500~600°F at best. They just don't do t...
by MYN927
Sat Feb 24, 2024 1:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing rust from vent
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Removing rust from vent

Is this similar to Evaporust? https://i.postimg.cc/yY4jY2Zy/811g4-RVm8l-L-AC-SL1500.jpg It appears to work on a similar principle although the chemicals used might be different. It isn't acidic. The pH is around 6-8. However, I have no experience with it yet. If it is the only stuff available, you ...
by MYN927
Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Storing lanterns
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Storing lanterns

I would have to say if you go the gasoline route when it looks like the one on the left it should be replaced if you're not going to use it soon. https://i.postimg.cc/gJBj809b/20240223-024458.jpg From my experience, the color of pump gasoline would usually turn from clear light straw(right/fresh) t...
by MYN927
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preventing Flash Rust
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Preventing Flash Rust

I think you would prefer the highest temperature paint for your project. There are two popular brands in the US. One is VHT, the other is Rust-Oleum. VHT Engine Enamel has a lower intermittent temperature limit rating than their Flameproof range. The temperature ratings for the relevant VHT brand pr...
by MYN927
Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing rust from vent
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Removing rust from vent

EvapoRust is a chelator. WD is phosphoric acid. Ive used EvapoRust for more than a decade and highly recommend it. No, the WD product I've used above isn't anything containing phosphoric acid. It is more similar to Evaporust. I've soaked a very rusty enamelled hood for several days in full-strength...
by MYN927
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Storing lanterns
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Storing lanterns

The most ideal way of storing lanterns or stoves that use liquid fuels might evolve from time to time. You would have sufficient info in this thread as well as from past threads on similar topics. You might or might not have the recommendations provided by user manuals for all your appliances. Like ...
by MYN927
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing rust from vent
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Removing rust from vent

With chemical methods, only those that are regarded as "non-acidic" would safely provide the results you want. These products mainly work with the chelating or complexing principle. Examples are: https://i.postimg.cc/pTfWHkQq/download-jpeg.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/DzqkJ0Wz/download-jpeg-1.jpg I can'...
by MYN927
Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 Kero conversion calamity
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: 335 Kero conversion calamity

It would be the most ideal if you are able to make any liquid-fueled GPA to reasonably operate with the most economically-viable liquid fuel available. Unlike RUG, PUG, kero and diesel, speciallized or dedicated GPA fuels like CF, Crown, or similar 'white gas'-like / light naphtha type fuels are cer...
by MYN927
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CF can
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: CF can

That’s a cool old can, Clyde. I’ve had a few pass through my hands over the years but looking closely at yours, I noticed a couple of things I didn’t see before. Combat shock and the lantern image in the big Coleman logo looks unfamiliar. Just an observation…. Lanterns were made different back then...
by MYN927
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Another generator experiment
Replies: 69
Views: 4415

Re: Another generator experiment

There shouldn't be any difference in lantern brightness between using the original brass coils or bronze wool. Any difference would likely be due to other issues. Basically, the bronze wool mainly helps on reducing pulsations. Although, it might arrest some particulate matter and act as a surface/si...
by MYN927
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What's the deal with Jet-A?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: What's the deal with Jet-A?

An anti-icing agent is definitely not the same as a de-icing agent. The function and chemicals used are entirely different.
by MYN927
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve went too deep - how to seal it?
Replies: 31
Views: 502

Re: Valve went too deep - how to seal it?

I'm kidding...it's got a stress crack. While it sat waiting for me to get some Permatex, fuel gradually leaked out, leaving the blue stains. That's too bad. I wouldn't recommend any repairs on the fount for a leaking lantern that uses gasoline or CF. I might personally do it regardless of the risks...
by MYN927
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve went too deep - how to seal it?
Replies: 31
Views: 502

Re: Valve went too deep - how to seal it?

Regarding Permatex Lock & Seal, it’s rated for a max temperature of 300F. Is that high enough? Can it be lower? What is the lowest max-temperature rating that is usually sufficient for the sealants used on valve assemblies into founts? It is quite normal for most of the products from Permatex or Lo...
by MYN927
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve went too deep - how to seal it?
Replies: 31
Views: 502

Re: Valve went too deep - how to seal it?

Applying it on the male thread on the valve is sufficient, not the threaded port. Appliying on the fount port would make it messy.
by MYN927
Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Need gasket changing suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Need gasket changing suggestions

I'm pretty sure brake fluid will do about the same, but you don't want that on your paint for sure... Probably, if left soaking long enough. But it isn't near as powerful or fast as the methylene chloride stuff. I have tested brake fluid but it is taking a little longer than what my patience would ...
by MYN927
Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:32 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228H Dying Out
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: 228H Dying Out

Looks like the fuel-air plunger might be stucked at the starting position even with the valve fully opened?
by MYN927
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 10 week apple jar rotting experiment update. It has life!
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: 10 week apple jar rotting experiment update. It has life!

Give it another week or two, you'd probably see a couple of saplings sprouting up.

But should you see tentacles squirming around in the jar, just don't open it.
Make sure you have a propane torch ready at hand. I bet Kurt Russell hasn't really finished off the last of them in 1982.
by MYN927
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Collectable globes
Replies: 16
Views: 254

Re: Collectable globes

I have no doubts that the Made-in-China replacement globes for Coleman lanterns would have the greatest commercial value.. :P With their abundance, low-priced and wide availability currently, that'd make them the most physically collectable globes to anyone...not necessarily valued as a 'collectible...
by MYN927
Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Need gasket changing suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Need gasket changing suggestions

While I would still use a pick, it is unusual for me to burn out the gaskets these days. Unlike many here, I still have access to methylene chloride based paint strippers. I would just soak up any any super-compressed, rock-hard cap gaskets(provided they're made of rubber/elastomers and not asbestos...
by MYN927
Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228H Dying Out
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: 228H Dying Out

So the generator eventually got starved out of fuel? Only air coming out of the tip or nothing at all?
Check out the fuel-air pickup tube when you do the tear down.
by MYN927
Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 Kero conversion calamity
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: 335 Kero conversion calamity

It looks like the fount liner has given way. As far as I'm aware of, kerosene and diesel are not near as damaging to the liner as RUG or PUG. Some of these gasolines would contain 10% or more of alcohols,..ethanol, methanol, etc. Some folks had experienced removing the liner with denatured alcohol. ...
by MYN927
Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tried something new yesterday...
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Tried something new yesterday...

It looks great, Ron.
I'm sure you have noticed how well the solder flows and adheres to the part surface with the aid of acidic zinc chloride flux.
Note the controllability of using the 300W soldering iron for the job. It is only limited by the shape and size of the tip and of course, practice.
by MYN927
Mon Feb 19, 2024 7:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Blowlamp trouble
Replies: 22
Views: 276

Re: Blowlamp trouble

Just fill it up with CF as it is and try lighting it up just to check if there're any other issues to start with.

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