Little brother

Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by cottage hill bill, Sep 14, 2018 at 2:02 AM.

  1. cottage hill bill

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    A few months ago I refurbished a Coleman 500a. I've got lots of green stoves and lanterns so I decided to do something a little different. I liked the way it came out so much that when I got a 502 with a fount that needed repainted I decided to give the 500a a sibling. These models are no doubt my two favorite single burner stoves.

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  2. Ed Winskill

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    A handsome pair!
     
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    Beautiful work @cottage hill bill, they are both stunning!
    But my heart has fallen for your 500a, great combination of style and your chosen colours!

    Cheers
    Barrett
     
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    Well done! Looks great. I really like that you left the filler caps brass, and I'm sure that they run as well as they look.
     
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    @cottage hill bill ,

    WOW!! Those twins look flat-out wonderful!! Love the color, and the great job you did on them both! Thanks for sharing, and very well done!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Nice job, wish I could get some of my stoves that clean.
    Duane
     
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    I had the burner caps on my Coleman #1 looking great, but upon firing up, they were back to dark.
    Duane
     
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    they both look realy good in that colour

    kerry
     
  11. Robert Bruce

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    Looks good the pair of them.

    Cheers
    Rob
     
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    Well every day I learn....
    Whilst looking at your beautiful 500 again just because I love the contrast of colours, I had a moment.....
    My suitcase pump tube cap doesn't say 710 at all...... it says "oil" upside down....which is soooooooooo evident in your pic...

    Every day I learn... and worry about my stupidity.

    Wish someone had pointed my stupidity out and saved me some time lol

    Cheers
    Barrett
     
  13. cottage hill bill

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    Tony, Paint is Rustoleum Burnished Amber, one of their primer/paint combos with a coat of Duplicolor engine enamel gloss clear on top for fuel resistance. The clear keeps the brass shiny too.
     
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    Ah, but stylishly so Reese and the gloss clear coat is a grand refinement.

    John
     
  16. cottage hill bill

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    @presscall

    Thank you John, but the gloss clear coat is a necessity. Some or all of the Rustoleum paints do not fare well with coleman fuel. I learned that the hard way when I repainted a lantern 3 or 4 years ago. Fueled it up and slopped a little CF down the side. All the paint ran down the side with the CF. I routinely cure my repaints in an oven so it wasn't a case of undried paint. Since then I have top coated everything with the Dupli-color. It is one of their engine paints and is supposed to be fuel and oil resistant and heat resistant to 500F. If a CF fount gets over 500F I plan to be in another time zone.
     
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    @ArchMc might like to know about the Rustoleum paint. That is what I used on the Optimus 8.
     
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    Thanks. I'll have to top coat it. I guess I've been neat and lucky so far.

    ....Arch