Thread Number: 70061  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Better Because It's Gas...Best Because It's a Caloric: Part Five.
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Post# 929855   3/31/2017 at 06:28 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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The FINAL part. With another Caloric Ultramatic on it's way, I just HAD to finish this looong drama. Just need to do the knobs and then some glam pictures. Be posting the final images soon.


Many heartfelt thanks!


Part One:



Part Two:




Part Three:


Part Four:

Post# 934004 , Reply# 1   4/23/2017 at 07:18 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Now if there is one thing I like, it's a clean, neat and shiny knob.


The lettering had pretty much disappeared of the knobs of the Caloric. So after some cleaning, painting, removing the center aluminum disks, printing new lettering using the correct font (thanks to hubby), then applying,  sealing the disk with a layer of archival tape (non yellowing, acid free), finally the knobs are done. This was the LAST thing to do in terms of keeping the Caloric original.



Knobs before

And now the process:













Post# 934006 , Reply# 2   4/23/2017 at 07:32 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
That detail work

Is tough, but it makes all the difference.

Post# 934008 , Reply# 3   4/23/2017 at 07:41 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Absolutely Hans. I never want to do that lettering again. Which is why I sealed it with archival tape.

Post# 934009 , Reply# 4   4/23/2017 at 07:45 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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And now for the glamour shots. I will post them tomorrow.

Post# 934011 , Reply# 5   4/23/2017 at 08:16 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA - Next Wash-In June 2017 )        
Looks Great!

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I am all for clean, shiny knobs too:)

Post# 934086 , Reply# 6   4/23/2017 at 16:19 by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        


It looks spectacular! Enjoy it in good health!

   -- Paulo.

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