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    Hurricane Lantern Restoration

    I found some hurricane lanterns in the scout hut attic that I want to restore. Does anyone have and tips for me in rust removal and repainting them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbchubb View Post
    I found some hurricane lanterns in the scout hut attic thcat I want to restore. Does anyone have and tips for me in rust removal and repainting them?
    Are they "Hurricane" Lanterns with a wick, or are they pressure lanterns?

    If the former, there isn't a lot to them, make sure they don't leak, clean them, use something like Kurust, paint them and put new wicks in. If they are Cheap chinese, then it is barely worth the bother.

    If the latter, then parts are available from base-camp.co.uk - for painting, use automotive paints, primer and topcoat. If for show, I lacquer them as well.
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    Thanks for the reply, they all still work and don’t leak just rusty as and whenever you hold them your hands get caked in rust and dirt.

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    Once they are stripped and cleaned get the paint brush out. Base-camp still provide the originals and spares. Plenty of cheap options available on ebay and amazon.

    They are interesting and simple to use, but well and truly replaced by battery powered LED versions.

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