|Forum topic by Tolik||posted 08-02-2010 06:19 AM||856 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
08-02-2010 06:19 AM
Hello all, im very new here but been admiring the site for few months silently..
one question for you all… I am more and more interested in hand planes lately; Stanley hand planes mostly.. I will be buying a few of them in the next few days, and they are all rusted and beat up…
What I am curious to know is how much restoration is good and how much is too much.. Like is removing the ugly chipped paint ok? or should i just get rid of rust and leave the original paint? Is it better to just touch the paint up with new paint? what paint to use then? or just repaint the whole thing? What is valued more?
What about the handles, are the old beat up look better or should I sand it down to perfection? or maybe ever outline the old handle on new wood and make new handle?
Let me hear your side of restoration..
Thank you all in advance!