This fan still worked when I found it, but it looked really nasty. I didn't need to refurb it, but I thought it would be a nice first instructable.

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Step 1: Take it Apart

First,  I had to take the base off of it and the blades. The only problem was I couldn't get the blades off. They had rusted onto the shaft of the motor. That meant that I couldn't take out the screws from the motor or clean the blades easily. I wasn't too worried about it because I will be using it as an exhaust fan for another instructable(airbrushing booth).

Step 2: Polishing and Painting

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For the actual restoring part you will need:
-Duct Tape(of corse)
- paper towel
- cotton cloth (old t-shirt)
- pocket knife
- small bucket o water
- brillo pad
- metal polish(kerosene works)
-spray paint
Gloves would be a good idea too.

Step 4: Spray Away!

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I only put two medium coats of spray paint on and it looked pretty good.

Step 5: Paint the Base Prep and Spray

This was a little more involved, because there was rust. I took off the rubber grommets first with the pocketknife. Then, I had to use the wire wheel on my bench grinder to get all the paint off of it. Then, I sprayed two heavy coats of metallic paint to cover up the little pits. It still looked good.

Step 7: Done!

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After assembling it all back together and plugging it into a power source, you're done.
XOIIO3 years ago
You missed a "t" in the tittle, jsut to let you know.
JoeMars (author) 3 years ago
Thanks a lot. I'm in the process of making the airbrushing booth instructable that I am going to use the fan in.
zazenergy3 years ago
Wow, the new fan looks fantastic!