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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 06:38 pm
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Hi guys name is Justin Dillon. I have made a couple posts on here looking for information and I couldn't be more happier. I love this forum and you guys are very welcoming and has a vast knowledge of info about fans. Just wanted to say thanks for all the help so far. I recently just became a member and I am currently working on my first fan restore and I wanted to share to you my progress so far.
 

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 06:51 pm
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These are the before pics when I first got the fan. I took the fan apart and I am having it powercoated and some parts dipped in brass and the blades re-dipped in brass. I will keep you guys posted when more updates. Still have a lot more work to do. 

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 08:22 pm
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Looking good Justin but your last photos are set to PRIVATE so I can't see them.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 08:27 pm
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Steve, I apologize for that. How do I post multiple pictures on a post? Sorry for a noob question but I just want to learn it right. Thanks Steve.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 08:34 pm
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With a host for your photos such as your Flickr you can post a lot of photos but you have to put in the right code.  My Photobucket album gives me links to use in posting.  I copy and paste the "IMG" code into the body of the post for each photo.  

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 08:57 pm
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Thank you Steve. I think I got it now.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 09:03 pm
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What do you mean by "redipped in brass" since the blades are solid brass already but they did have a lacquer coating on them?  The original paint, other than on the base, looks very good and I bet that it would rub out and clean up nicely.  You'd then have to touch up the base if you wanted to.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 09:12 pm
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Steve,
I added some small parts that I wanted to get dipped in brass and the blades are in good condition but they have some scuff marks and the lacquer coating was chipping off.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 09:16 pm
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Buff brass then shoot it with lacquer, don't have it brass plated.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 09:23 pm
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How does one dip in brass since brass is a solid metal?

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 Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 09:30 pm
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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. You can electrochemically clean and re-dipp it by creating a galvanic reaction - in essence, a crude battery

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I believe he is referring to having it brass plated, brass can be wet sanded carefully and buffed, followed by lacquer.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 20th, 2014 09:12 pm
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Here is the update of my fan so far. I just got my speed coil back form TJ Downey. He re-wound it and glued my porcelain base back together. He did an awesome job and I can't wait to get it installed! He even put numbers to help me with the wiring! I can't thank him enough.


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Justin,

I have the very same fan and I love it. These fans have a characteristic sound. I think they sound like the neighbor's lawn mower.
I was hugely impressed with the quality of this fan in the fine detail, quality materials and excellent engineering.Most of the hardware I found had copper plating. That was a form of protective coating they used then. Copper plate, then black oxide treatment made for a very durable and attractive finish. I carefully cleaned them, re-oxided most all of my hardware then shot a clear lacquer over them.
A great fan and rarely needs to run on anything other than low.

Cheers,Bill

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Here is the update as of last night. I installed the speed coil, hooked up the power cord, installed green fabric for the bottom and started to build the bottom portion of the fan. I am currently polishing the badges. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.


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Is that knuckle brass or plated?

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it is plated

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 Posted: Wed Jun 25th, 2014 03:26 pm
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Here are a couple pic of the fan so far. I did some pin stripping last night. It is not easy.






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This is gorgeous! I just bought one today and am looking forward to it looking half as good!!!

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Shes a beauty                  

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