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

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Re: Restoration project
« 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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Re: Restoration project
« 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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Re: Restoration project
« 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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