This stroller had begun rusting, but other than a very small bit of pitting, most of the rust was just on the surface. The seat and grab bar were made of wood, and it appeared that somewhere along the line someone had "slapped" (literally) a bit of paint on it (and dribbled it everywhere), and this paint had begun checking and flaking off.
The front and rear bumpers were made of 3/16ths steel rod, and the rubber covering was rock hard and had started breaking off in chunks.
The stroller's handle was missing, the body was beginning to rust, the wheels squeaked, and.....well, you get the picture. The thing totally needed refinishing, but the good news was that the only thing missing was the handle -- all the other parts were there.
Step 1: Tools & supplies used
- pliers (to break off the old hardened rubber off the bumpers)
- hacksaw (to cut the tubing for the handle)
- Krylon primer
- Krylon spray paint (blue and ivory)
- painters tape
- mineral spirits
- oak dowel
- washing machine inlet hoses
- 8' length of 1/2 inch metal conduit
- two 1/2 inch metal conduit elbows
- 2 metal conduit couplers
- miscellaneous nuts, bolts, screws