Each restoration starts with a status evaluation.
DISASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION
All attachments are then dismantled and any chromium-plated parts are replated as necessary. After complete disassembly, all parts, including the nozzles and hoses, are thoroughly cleaned.
PRE-WAR PETROL PUMPS
In the case of pre-war petrol pumps it is also often necessary to perform a costly removal of the rust from sheet metal parts. Any parts that are missing or seriously damaged then have to be manufactured.
POST-WAR PETROL PUMPS
The non-visible mechanisms in post-war pumps are removed and disposed of by a specialist company.
So the pumps are odour-free and of course considerably lighter in weight. What is more, the pumps can be used later as additional storage space.
REASSEMBLY & PAINTING
After cleaning, all the elements are reassembled and, where necessary, complemented with spare parts.
Some elements are also repainted, if this is necessary. Inscriptions and logos are applied in the form of stickers, if the original ones are no longer present.
Finally most of the oil can cabinets and all of the pumps are fitted with lighting and switches. Some pumps are also provided with a decorative illuminated globe.