Introduction: Hires Soda Fountain 1940's
This is a 1940's barn find Hires Root Beer Soda fountain / Syrup dispenser. It is made from stainless steel. When I got it 10 years ago it was in pretty rough shape and was lacking of almost all the paint on the logo plates.
- Stainless steel polish
- Brillo pads
- screw drivers
- Air compressor
- One shot enamel sign paint
Step 1: Before Cleaning
Fortunately the Dispenser is fully intact. This is the "Before" it was cleaned. I used an air compressor to blow the inside out of all the debris it had collected over the years while it was laying in a barn. It had dirt, leaves, mouse nests you name it!
Step 2: Logo Plate Removal
These logo plates were in solid shape but completely lacking of the original paint. I used One Shot enamel sign paint to restore them.
Step 3: Finished Logo Plates
Painstakingly painted around all the chrome outlines of the letters and designs with white, blue and orange One Shot Enamel.
Step 4: All Shined Up!
I used a brillo scrub pad along with stainless steel polish to bring the body back to life!
Step 5: All Back Together!
Here you can see the finished product all put back together and also see the before and after.
Step 6: Hires Root Beer Soda Dispensers Final Home
The dispenser is now prominently placed in a home theater concession stand.
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