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 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2019 05:03 am
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Cole Day
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Does anyone know a good product to polish Vortalex blade paint? My Vorty is frost gray color and the base and motor polished very well and shiny. But the blades are a duller paint. I don't want to damage it but it just seems like a different finish from the body possibly. So maybe they're meant to be duller.
Also do Vortalex tend to buzz from that 1950s era? Mine buzzes a lot when it gets to speed. Looks like the windings are built similar to the 10"/12" grommet fans.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2019 06:47 pm
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Michael Heffernan
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I use automotive polish

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 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2019 11:10 pm
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Levi Mevis
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GE Fan Motors are notorious for buzzing, an easy way to fix that is to spray the stator with insulating varnish like what is pictured below and it should for the most part take care of the buzzing that the fan makes.



                                                                   

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 Posted: Sun Jan 27th, 2019 01:22 am
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David Kilnapp
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Levi is absolutely right. I had a buzzing in my Vorty that was maddening. Lane Shirey told me about the varnish trick. I was skeptical but I opened the case, removed the rotor and soaked the stator in insulating varnish. Twenty four hours later, I re-assembled the case and the buzz was completely gone - AMAZING! A side benefit is that the fan exudes a very pleasant odor (of the varnish) each time I turn it on.

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