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Restoration project
« on: November 13, 2016, 03:59:00 PM »
Just picked this Ebay purchase up from Nottingham, although it looks a bit grubby I'm sure there is an absolute peach of a vise hiding underneath.  Even as is the action is smooth as silk, there is no wear in the guides and the jaws are unmarked, these Leinen vises are a little strange in that the rear jaw moves rather than the front.  My glamorous assistant is as pleased as I am - ashamed to admit how little I paid for it - very happy would be an understatement!

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 05:23:42 PM »
What restoration?  It looks ready to work.

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 05:40:52 PM »
That is a good looking vise Simon; it will be fun to see how you clean it up.


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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 05:53:00 PM »
What restoration?  It looks ready to work.

Yeah I am starting to think on those lines.  Going to clean up the shiny bits with some deox solution but can't make my mind up whether to go for the full strip and re-paint.or not.

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 06:10:05 PM »
I'm thinking like you; clean up all the bright parts and carefully clean the painted parts. Give the whole thing a nice coating of oil and put it to work. Like they say it is only original once.

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 06:25:02 PM »
Nice looking piece of iron there Simon. I agree, not much will be needed on it, just a bit of clean up and some oil perhaps. Nice find!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 06:37:50 PM »
No it's had a scruffy re-paint already - the black is not original, looks like duck egg blue was possibly the original colour.

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 06:43:39 PM »
Jo has some Duckish Eggish Blueish paint going spare :LittleDevil:

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2016, 06:49:58 PM »
Jo has some Duckish Eggish Blueish paint going spare :LittleDevil:

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It is "Improved Duck egg blue"   :disappointed:

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 07:02:43 PM »
If it has a non original scruffy paint job then I would say do what ever makes you happy; I would probably lean towards a re-paint.

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2016, 07:25:59 PM »
There's a vice in that first picture?  Didn't notice it! :naughty:

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2016, 07:43:18 PM »
That's a nice addition the workshop  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2016, 08:45:26 PM »
You can see the original colour and the sloppy way the black top coat was applied in just the visible areas in this picture.

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2016, 08:56:39 PM »
Well as long as it's apart now Simon, might as well strip it and repaint to your liking :)

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2016, 09:03:33 PM »
Just don't do such a good job that you are afraid to use it! The fate of many over-restored cars....

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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2016, 09:14:38 PM »
Mmm maybe - stripping paint is such a messy business though and then what colour and what type of paint to use - brush or spray....

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2016, 07:12:49 AM »
Just clean up teh casting, apply a little iron paste and then give it a buff like an old CI fireplace then there is no need to decide on colour and paint type :)

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2016, 08:03:52 AM »
Doesn't that stuff have to be baked on?  Already in trouble for de-greasing it in the bath, I'll be evicted if I put it in her oven!

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2016, 09:10:24 AM »
Already in trouble for de-greasing it in the bath,

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Use the dishwasher  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2016, 12:52:48 PM »
"Simple Green" mixed 50/50 with scalding hot water....let it sit over night completely submerged.  ( 5 gallon bucket outside)

A very quick once over with a wire brush and it will be clean of all grease, and all paint.   

Prime and paint to suite.

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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2016, 11:28:16 AM »
So I went the whole hog and got off all the old paint with several coats of paint stripper, I then used some deox-c to remove the worst of the rust and finally finished up with scouring pads to prep the surface for paint.

I chose Rust-Oleum Combicolour direct to metal paint which doesn't need any primer and goes on nicely, pictures show after the first coat.

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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2016, 02:00:31 PM »
The jaws have cleaned up ok, don't know what grade of steel they are but they are rock hard - a file won't touch them, I did try an experimental rub on a grindstone but it would be a lengthy process to remove all the marks so will live with them as is for the time being.

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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2016, 02:30:49 PM »
Yup...."Smoke Grey"     good color!


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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2016, 03:47:08 PM »
Looks great to my Simon. Gray is always an appropriate shop color too  :)

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2016, 10:24:07 PM »
Thanks Dave and Bill, here it is all back together and just needs bolting down ready to work :-)

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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2016, 10:46:52 PM »
That looks much better Simon!
Gray is my favorite shop color.


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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2016, 02:27:59 AM »
Nice job Simon - and a good find.
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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2016, 12:48:18 AM »
Doesn't match the Wabeco white goods?? Regards Paul Gough.

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« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2017, 06:56:58 PM »
Big vise gets a little cousin  :D

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« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2017, 07:09:32 PM »
Hi Simon,

Shame about that nice paint job. Now you will be afraid to use either of the two vices.

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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2017, 07:33:15 PM »
Mike,

This was an old thread that I dug up - I can assure you the big vise has seen plenty of action and has the odd paint chip where the hacksaw handle has bumped into it.

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« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2017, 07:37:47 PM »
Hi Simon,

That's good news. There is nothing like a few battle scars to show that our workshop equipment is in constant use.

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