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  1. henry8 United Kingdom

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    Really bought by mistake however 2 questions can anyone tell me if there is anything i can use to improve the lid tried cilit bang but don`t wont to destroy the painting the other thing there is a small bag with what looks like chalk but iv`e i feeling maybe some sort of fuel
     

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    @henry8 You’re right, the ‘chalk’ stuff is fuel. Meta was used as primary fuel for proprietary stoves marketed by Meta and others and a piece could be popped in the priming cup of paraffin stoves like your Monitor to prime the burner.

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    Unlike chalk, Meta is poisonous. It contains metaldehyde, used in slug pellets. Swiss manufacturer, still made up to about ten years ago.
     
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    Must admit I'm wary of acid cilit bang to some extent is a mild acid also have to stress I'm not a collector but last thing I want to do is mess it all up you only have one chance would be nice if some one posted a before and after example.
    The white square item with a name on it any idea.
     
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    John
    Just seen your post too late
    That is a terrific write up many thanks
     
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    Hi, scan down this thread to my post, then look at quote. There is a before and after shot of an Optimus case treated with Hammerite Gel.

    1935 Primus 96

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Many thanks just done that and like the man says can't really get it much better will have a deep think
     
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    One other thing apart from a good clean should there not be a washer on the burner.
     
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    Is Hammerite something special? Or is there an American equivalent?
     
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    Thank you,,, now to muster up the nerve to attempt one of my precious tins...
     
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    Ref #8 should there not be a washer where the burner fits the tank
     
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    Many thanks on order
     
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