I’ve undertaken the task of restoring my 03.
I’ve started with paint thinner to degrease the bearings system where the previous owner had it all greased up, and thus it gather a severe amount of gunk.
I disassembled the carriage and down to the impression cylinder. I’ve gotten most of the grime off.
When I put it back together should I add any kind of oil or lubrication?
Another thing. I want to restore the paint to a fire engine red. The only problem I encounter is the nameplate, it’s riveted on the side.
Is there any way to remove it so I can go at the rest with paint remover?
What would you recommend to keep it safe, and at the end restore some shine into it?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Is there any special trick to remove the impression roller bearings? One side was easy to slide out, just removed the wing nut, and came right out. I was able to remove the old dried up grease and added a drop or two of 3-in-1 oil, and now it moves really smooth.
The other side is giving a fit. I removed the wing nut, but the bearing won’t come out, I’ve already used WD-40, and even a 50/50 mix of acetone and transmission fluid, which is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread to loosen stuck stuff (even better than liquid wrench and all.. see here)
What do you recommend? It has to come out eventually for a roller recovery, doesn’t it?
1st photo: Already removed-cleaned and put back.
2nd photo: wing nut removed, but bearing won’t come out.