OK collectors. I scored and brought home a cute little spoked hand wheel, vibrating shuttle 128. Using a popular abrasive-free hand cleaner I attacked the little fella to remove years of neglect and grime. Horror of horrors before my eyes its golden decals (not in the best of shape though) rubbed away! Embarrassment, anger at myself, and did I say embarrassment? I was too rough in my trying to create a shine. Please forgive me folks.
Its plated parts are stunningly handsome. Its wheel turns with ease and speaks of finely machined parts playing nicely together. Now what???
OK. I have a painting project I think. I've seen handsome machines in a rainbow of automotive colors. This machine cries out for a candy apple red finish that would let its chrome stand out like the shiny bumper on a 57 Chevy. I have a well equipped shop, a compressor, an airbrush and lots of motivation.
Questions for those who have done this though:
Do I strip to bare metal? How? Sandblast?
Base coat needed?
Is there a tutorial here i can go by?
Thanks, Don the sinner