1939 elto 4266

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    Mike M

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    #166144

    Just starting out as a collector
    Recently obtained a 1939 elto 1.1 model 4266 trying clean it up has some surface rust on gas tank.. any suggestions on what to use to shine her up?

    fifty20ne
    fifty20ne
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    #166147

    Super Clean or oven cleaner for the dirt and grease followed by a trip to the car wash to powerwash.
    Try Evaporust or similar to clean tank both inside and out. Apple cider vinegar along with BB’s, ball bearings
    And scrap nuts & bolts shaken overnight also works wonders!

    Good Luck!

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    Mike M

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    #166149

    Super Clean or oven cleaner for the dirt and grease followed by a trip to the car wash to powerwash.

    Try Evaporust or similar to clean tank both inside and out. Apple cider vinegar along with BB’s, ball bearings

    And scrap nuts & bolts shaken overnight also works wonders!

    Good Luck!

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    Mike M

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    #166150

    Thank You !! Inside of tank got pretty clean it’s the stubborn rust on the outside.. don’t want to damage it.. any idea what the original color and sticker pattern is? Would like to get it back to original condition.. she runs pretty good

    Tubs
    Tubs
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    #166167

    Originally everything is painted silver.
    Nothing polished. Decal and rubber grip are available.

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    Mike M

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    #166192

    Thank you for the picture.. I have seen different colors on line and want to get it back to original condition.. the picture you sent apears to have tank painted silver but the fly wheel and motor area looks like polished aluminum? What do you think?

    Tubs
    Tubs
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    #166240

    Originally everything is painted silver.
    Nothing polished.
    I polished parts of mine because – well its mine.

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    #166242

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    Mike M

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    #166246

    Looks very nice .. I may do the same!! Thanks for responses it’s very helpful.

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    need2fish
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    #166519

    Mother’s on aluminum. Phosporic acid or CLR on rust.

    I polish flywheels with small amounts of Mother’s while the motor is running. Use a sponge to avoid breaking your wrist when a cloth gets caught in a rope sheave.

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