Fount Question?

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Fount Question?

Postby Kullas » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:32 pm

What is the best way to remove rust from a fount and keep it from coming back? I got a 220 that has that problem and I cant get it cleaned out enough to keep it lit for long.
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby Kullas » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:40 pm

I guess I answered my own question with the search button :oops: bbs and shooka shooka
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:09 pm

When I clean the fonts out with bb's I pour the old fuel through a paper towel and strain out the rust. I keep shaking and pouring it out till the paper towel stops catching anything. Sometimes 4-5 cycles. Usually does the trick.
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby Zollinger » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:08 am

Kullas wrote:I guess I answered my own question with the search button :oops: bbs and shooka shooka

Dont'cha just hate it when that happens! :R
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:09 am

bbs work also on tractors gas tanks and combine gas tanks too! :thumbsup:


its not just colemans that bbs clean gas tanks on!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Fount Question?

Postby Woodbutcher » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:29 am

SIDE BAR.......... I went into my local Hardware store looking for BB's. The girl at the counter says, "We don't sell ammunition". I said I just want BB's not bullets. She says that bb's are ammunition. She then says give me 2 things you can do with bb's beside shoot them.
I said I am cleaning a Coleman lantern font of rust. Also on a 200A if you put a bb in before putting the bail handle on it keeps the handle from hitting the vent.
She just gave me a blank look and said, "well we don't sell them". So I drove over to Walmart. So much for supporting the little hardware store.
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby doug hodder » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:10 pm

You could have told her they could be used as a size comparison for her brain. Doug
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby wagondude » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:29 pm

How are you supposed to let the air out of a tire if you can't get a bb to put under the valve stem cap?
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby Woodbutcher » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:10 pm

Maybe we need to do a new thread....There are 50 ways to use a BB!
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby Kullas » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:57 pm

So many uses for bbs. ima have to borrow some from my daughter.
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Re: Fount Question?

Postby eamarquardt » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:45 am

My son carried one around for years as an integral part of one of his fingers. It finally started causing him problems and he had it taken out.

I think he learned something about gun safety along the way.

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Re: Fount Question?

Postby Kullas » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:01 pm

Gun safety is foremost, she is 14 and have been shooting her bb gun for around 6 years now and real guns for about 3 years now. the only one i cant get her to shoot is my 300 mag :shock:
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