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Dime store fan finished


Vic Valencheck
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Got this little guy done. It's a 8" Made-Rite one speed with SB/SC. The base is cast iron, the motor housing is stamped steel. I powder coated it a tractor green. Powder coated the cage and blade chrome. The coupler ring I spray painted it a black wrinkle finish. I added an inline power switch for convivence. I want to thank Louis Luu for making the badge file. I think it came out pretty good. 

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Very nice. Has a cool look to it. Not sure about the position of that rear cover though. I think the little oil hole should point up.

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37 minutes ago, Michael Rathberger said:

Very nice. Has a cool look to it. Not sure about the position of that rear cover though. I think the little oil hole should point up.

That is a zero gravity oil port, Mike. Just think, roughly a decade down the road the fan will be a century old. The term "dime store fan" will be obsolete.  Easy One hunnert thou....

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Dime stores to dollar stores to? Not sure what would be next, 10 dollar store just doesn't have a ring to it Russ. The sawbuck store?

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19 hours ago, Michael Rathberger said:

Very nice. Has a cool look to it. Not sure about the position of that rear cover though. I think the little oil hole should point up.

Is this better Michael? Haha

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Thanks guys, first time I used chrome powder coat. It's more expensive than regular colors. 

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44 minutes ago, Vic Valencheck said:

first time I used chrome powder coat. It's more expensive than regular colors. 

Where did you order your chrome powder from, Vic?

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38 minutes ago, Russ Huber said:

Where did you order your chrome powder from, Vic?

I bought it at Eastwood Auto Supply. Love that store. They are local so makes it very convenient. 

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5 hours ago, Vic Valencheck said:

I bought it at Eastwood Auto Supply. Love that store. They are local so makes it very convenient. 

Looks nice, never used Eastwood. I used Prismatic Powders Super Chrome and powder clear coat. 2 step process. It too is pricey. In past I used a simulation chrome powder coat without a second step clear coat. With that powder If you got a bit aggressive polishing it you can actually remove the chrome like sheen to a dull gray underneath. You would think that wouldn't happen with powder coat, but it did.

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10 hours ago, Russ Huber said:

Looks nice, never used Eastwood. I used Prismatic Powders Super Chrome and powder clear coat. 2 step process. It too is pricey. In past I used a simulation chrome powder coat without a second step clear coat. With that powder If you got a bit aggressive polishing it you can actually remove the chrome like sheen to a dull gray underneath. You would think that wouldn't happen with powder coat, but it did.

I have used Prismatic when I can't find a color from Eastwood. The shipping is what gets you. Thanks for the tip on not polishing. 

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Hey Vic, this is Dar Costello, The dime store Made-Rite fan looks great!  Nice touch with the powder coating.   i was hoping to be able to secure a couple of WaterSlide Made-Rite badges if there available.  Please let me know.  Thanks Dar

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9 hours ago, Darwin Costello said:

Hey Vic, this is Dar Costello, The dime store Made-Rite fan looks great!  Nice touch with the powder coating.   i was hoping to be able to secure a couple of WaterSlide Made-Rite badges if there available.  Please let me know.  Thanks Dar

Hi Darwin. Message me your address and I'll mail you out a couple of them.

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Hey Vic , not sure how the messaging works on this system, so I’m including my mailing address in this embedded topic as well as my attempt to message you.  Hopefully you’ll get one of them.

Darwin Costello

616 Michigan St.

Petoskey, MI 49779

Thanks Dar

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