פורסם בתאריך 31 מאי 2019
In this video i'm restoring an old french Wonder lamp.
My good friend TysyTube Restoration bought this Wonder lamp on a flea market in Paris. He asked me if I want to restore it and obviously I said yes. He already restored two of them himself, I link his videos and channel below. These Wonder lamps are very well known in France, they're used on railroads mostly as far as I know.
I first wanted to paint the inside of the lamp white, but as soon as I saw the amazing look of the sandblasted aluminium I decided to go with that. I just had to remove the casting marks first and then sandblast it again. I choose yellow for the lamp with black letters and black for the handle and the switch. It had a few brass parts that were deformed to keep them in place, which I had to grind away to loosen them. I made all these parts new on the lathe and mill and gave them a nice mirror polish. I deformed them again when reassembling, except for the threads. It was quite a challenge to organize the battery, as they're not produced anymore today. MC-51 rust remover did an amazing job on the very rusty steel parts, a bit of sanding and polishing and they appeared like brand new. Same goes for the plastic parts, I sanded them wet with 400 grit and polished them with car wax.
I really like how this lamp turned out, even that the colours are not original, the yellow goes very nice with the black and polished parts in my opinion. As I mentioned above, I'll keep this lamp for myself for display.
I hope you like my work and the video.
Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:
02:44 showing all the parts
02:59 removing the old paint with paint striper
04:11 restoring the aluminium case
05:14 restoring the aluminium back plate
06:03 sandblasting the inside again
06:21 polishing the brass part of the aluminium case
06:35 restoring the switch
07:01 restoring the handle
07:28 applying two component filler before painting
08:06 applying two component primer
08:18 wet sanding the primer
08:30 applying two component yellow coat (signal yellow RAL1003)
08:36 applying two component black coat (jet black RAL9005)
08:42 painting the letters black
09:00 making new brass pins on the lathe
09:48 making new brass bolts on the lathe and mill
11:15 restoring the two knurled brass knobs
12:09 rempoving rust with MC-51 on the steel parts and polish them
12:47 making two new brass pins for the handle on the lathe
13:36 restoring the shaft from the switch
14:03 showing the cleaned glass
14:07 making a new rubber gasket for the glass
14:26 restoring the front reflector
14:37 restoring the small plastic part from the front reflector
14:52 restoring the red reflector
15:09 restoring the aluminium frame from the red reflector
15:24 polishing the nickel plated sheet
15:35 showing the other polished copper parts from the switch
15:40 showing the new battery
15:46 showing all the parts before reassembling
19:00 showing the finished lamp
19:30 final test
Time and costs of this restoration:
I was working on this project over 2,5 weeks
Wonder lamp was a presant from TysyTube :-) Thank you
$20 two component primer
$20 two component yellow coat (RAL1003)
$20 two component black coat (RAL9005)
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TysyTube's Wonder lamp restoration:
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