Restoration of an old gas pump is an infatuation that is commonly found in many people. It is a rather precise process however, it is not that complex. The completion of the process from start to finish requires approximately 80 hours of work. The restoration process of an antique gas pump does not require any costly tools or knowledge. When the process is completed, the finished project can either be appreciated or sold for a very generous amount.
Here is a list of thing that you will be needing:
- Socket wrench
- Putty knife
- Electric metal sander or grinder
- Plastic filler
- Electric buffer
- Glass cleaner
- High-quality paint primer
- High-gloss paint
- Paint sprayer
For some people, the restoration of the antique gas station has turned into a profession.
Here are the steps involved in the gas pump restoration process:
- The first step is disassembling of the gas pump. Each part should be documented so that you know where it belongs and be sure that it is properly reassembled.
- The motor of the gas pump should be thrown away as it will lighten it considerably.
- Any grease or stickers on metallic parts should be removed
- Remove any paint or rust from the metal parts and fill the holes with plastic filler.
- The stainless steel should be polished till it shines
- Clean or replace glassy parts and replace the rubber ones.
- Two coats of a good quality primer should be applied on the metallic surfaces by a spray painter
- Now apply two coats of high gloss paint also through a spray painter
- Finally, reassemble the gas pump exactly how you disassembled it.
Always set the gas price according to the original price of gas when the gas pump was in used.