Just got the rest of my parts from Larry today. List of parts included:
Ash Pan 7" Stove Top Lid Shaker Rod Fire View Door
All I have to say is that I am impressed at the level of craftsmanship in these parts. I can not get this stove up and running. Yes, I will have new pictures. Hopefully I can make some progress with the stove this weekend.
Although, I would like to know how many coats of polish he has on the door. I've got about 6 coats on one of the legs and its not even close.
Yes. I am using stove polish and yes, I've been letting it dry before buffing it out. Its getting darker. I may however, need a few more tubes if I want to get all of the cast parts to look like the new door.
I've always used stove polish rather than paint. It is very easy to spruce up over the heating season, where as paint may fade or flake off. The best results are achieved with large portions of applied elbow grease.
The one leg I did is very black and very shiney. So, what I'm gonna do is all 4 legs and top with around 6 coats of polish to make them shiney then the ash door I will do with the one coat to have it be more like the fire view door.
I can't see re-stripping the leg to re-apply one coat. So, I'm just gonna leave it.
What do you guys use to clean the old gasket cement from the top of the stove?
When I stripped the ash door I used a 4 1/2" angle grinder with an aggressive wire wheel. But that was a bit easier to get to. I've tried to use the same angle grinder with the same wire wheel to do the top but it won't fit inside the groove like it did for the door.