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Optimus Campingo

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:24 pm
by oops56
Just 2 of my stoves the right one was real bad shape brown rust the left not to bad they burn colaman and hot.The right got cheap cost just shipping the other i think less then 100.00


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Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:21 pm
by Ridgerunner
Very nice stoves, Oops. Looks like you did a nice restoration on the right one if it was as bad as you say.

Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:44 pm
by DarenN
real nice Oops!!

(you'd better put the table-cloth back before your wife comes looking for it.) :mrgreen:

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Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:10 pm
by oops56
DarenN wrote:real nice Oops!!

(you'd better put the table-cloth back before your wife comes looking for it.) :mrgreen:

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Yep thats our camping table colth she help me fold it back up.Plus i put it back so i could find it again :lol:

Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:45 pm
by dlarson
Very cool Oops!
It reminds me of when I went camping as a kid. I'm pretty sure my dad had a green Coleman two burner kind of like that.
Yep, pretty sure it was like this stove.

Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:17 pm
by DarenN
dlarson wrote:Very cool Oops!
It reminds me of when I went camping as a kid. I'm pretty sure my dad had a green Coleman two burner kind of like that.
Yep, pretty sure it was like this stove.


yeah Dlarson, my Dad had one of those coleman stoves too. i barely remember going camping in the mid '60s with Dad and my two younger sisters. he had this big old canvas army surplus tent that took him a long time to set up. it had a canvas wall down the middle of it and the 'men' slept on one side while the little women slept on the other. i remember the car he had quite well. a '56 Oldsmobile, blue and white. that tent must have weighed a ton! he would drag it to the back of the car and lift up one end and plunk it on the back of the car, then lift the other end and swing it in.
Dad's in his 80's now and still going camping and fishing.

Daren...

ps.. thanks for poking the memory bag with that stick! :) my early childhood memories are mostly very fond.

Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:09 am
by zelph
Very nice oops. Did you ever post a photo of your electric de-rusting tank here on bplite, if you did where is it?

You sure do a great job on rehab of stoves. Do you have a link to the vintage stove site that you entered 2 stoves just recently? I'm wanting to see the thread that all the entries were posted to.

Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:36 am
by oops56
Well here is one i did with electrolysis optimus 22b it takes rust off and paint



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Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:18 pm
by dlarson
Daren, we had an old canvas tent too. When I was young, maybe 5 or 6 years old, a tornado came through our neighborhood. The tent was set up in the backyard and got trashed by the winds. I remember that day quite clearly. Luckily our house wasn't damaged but some of our neighbors at the other end of the street weren't so lucky.

Oops, that video is too short! I had to watch it multiple times because I wanted more. Very nice work by the way.
A couple questions:
• What do you use as an electrode for the other cable when you do the electrolysis?
• Is that a 10 amp battery charger you use?
• Do you use a powdered paint enamel that has to be baked or does the oven just dry it faster?

Re: Optimus Campingo

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:59 pm
by oops56
Ok see if i can say this right the + goes to a metal plate with a plastics top with some small hole and the rod goes to plate and got a rubber holes on it this part must not touch whats in the tank and the - one goes to piece to be cleaned. yep its a 10 amp but i can be less also it should be hook up to a battery then to tank this was my first time had no battery.The paint was hi temp takes to long out in the sun plus cars go by make dust put oven on about 200f for 20 min with door crack open then turn off let set 2 hours or so with door crack open let all get cold take out all done then do again there is two sides to it inside and out side.