Villiers Mar-vil restoration.

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  1. Robert Radcliffe

    Robert Radcliffe United Kingdom Subscriber

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    So the restoration is almost complete. 20190401_195448.jpg
    I've removed rust and sprayed the interior with a heat resistant Matt black enamel.
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    I finished the outside with a black crackle finish which to be honest I'm not happy with.
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    The crackle effect is uneven.
    The stove has been a battle and despite decoking the vapouriser it stopped working. The air and fuel intakes seemed clear so I water quenched the vapouriser repeatedly after heating to try and clear more carbon. It seems to have worked for now at least.

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    Great stuff Robert. Using the Aspen 4 should keep your vapouriser in good shape indefinitely

    You might want to borrow a tip from Coleman shut-down procedure and open the air intake (lever on the Coleman, knob to unscrew on the Villiers) to lean the mixture and depressurise the tank at the same time - has the effect of blasting away any fuel-rich deposits (apparently).

    John
     
  3. Robert Radcliffe

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    That sounds like a great idea John. I'm prepared for this one to be a bit temperamental so any thing to help prevent that vapouriser getting carbon deposits is welcome. Regards Rob.
     
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