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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 01:53 pm
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Steven Gilmore
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Hey there Josh. I can't say enough how happy I am to see you posting again! Keep posting your fans as you do fun stuff!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 02:17 pm
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This is more of a save than a restoration but I've had this on my list for a long time and was finally able to find one. This is an original 6 wing 2-Star GE. I was going to completely restore it until I thought I would try to just clean it up and leave it original. I disassembled and degreased everything with Purple Power, then scrubbed it with a fine Scotch Brite pad and Original Go-Jo hand cleaner followed up with Meguiar's Paint Cleaner and Wax, changed the Head Wire, Power Cord and installed new feet. The Blade and Cage were polished and waxed only. Unlike a lot of older GE 4 Blade fans, the 6 Blade runs with almost no noise.





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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 03:21 pm
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Tom Zapf
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The loveliness of the photos at the start here just take your breath away! great work!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 03:54 pm
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Glad to be back Steve! John, your 2 star looks great! Here's a 3 star I did...

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 03:55 pm
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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 03:55 pm
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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 04:01 pm
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John Fengel
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Josh, very nice restoration on the 2-Star!!!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 04:10 pm
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Josh Backens
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Well, it is a 3 star. I just didn't put the third star on yet 😃

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 04:30 pm
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John Fengel
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Whoops, nice "3-Star"!  
I have 3 "2-Stars" and noticed something with all of them. The Vertical Oscillator Shaft hole on all of them is worn. The 6 wing I posted has the least amount of wear but they all have some wear. Did your "3-Star" have the same wear?

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 04:39 pm
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Josh Backens
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To be honest, this is the first one Ive ever worked on. And, I didn't notice any wear in that area. I'd be interested to see a picture showing exactly where the wear is. Is it salvageable?

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 04:44 pm
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John Fengel
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It's the vertical hole through the Oscillator Housing. The wear I've seen is not bad enough to affect the oscillator, but as the fan oscillates the top "Star" will wobble (not sure if wobble is a good terminology). It looks like a bushing could be installed if the hole became real worn.
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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 05:19 pm
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Josh Backens
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I see. This one actually needed paint cut back a bit in the groove so the bushing fit smoothly. 

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 09:06 pm
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I'm throwing my 1900 cake in as my contribution to this thread.  

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 09:23 pm
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Josh Backens
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 Nice Pat, I love the 1900 cakes!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2017 02:50 am
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Josh Backens
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Hawthorne tank just completed. Didnt have time for the white background.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2017 02:51 am
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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2017 02:52 am
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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2017 10:37 am
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Josh, you do really nice paint work! Do you mind revealing what type of paint you use? Love that brown metallic! 
Thanks! 

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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2017 11:31 am
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Never before have I found myself running so very afoul of the Tenth Commandment...

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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2017 05:13 pm
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Josh Backens
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I use a 2 stage system that includes a base coat and clear coat. The brown tank was painted with caramel pearl.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 03:42 am
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Show us some pics of your original "chocolate fan".

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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 04:48 pm
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Beautiful!

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