Hires Soda Fountain 1940's

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.

Supplies:

  1. Stainless steel polish
  2. Brillo pads
  3. screw drivers
  4. Air compressor
  5. One shot enamel sign paint

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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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    knife141
    knife141

    15 days ago

    Wow!! You did a really nice job on this. Well done!