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    I'm restoring an old 14" Ridgid pipe wrench and was wondering what year the "red paint" started being used? I've put the wrench through electrolysis to remove rust and grime and am now ready to paint it to prevent any future rust and want to get it right as to paint color, if any. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    I have a couple of Ridgid pipe wrenches that I bought back around 1975. To me, the color appears to be more of an orangeish red than pure red.
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    • #3
      Red paint

      Originally posted by rmaerz
      I'm restoring an old 14" Ridgid pipe wrench and was wondering what year the "red paint" started being used? I've put the wrench through electrolysis to remove rust and grime and am now ready to paint it to prevent any future rust and want to get it right as to paint color, if any. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
      I don't understand why you need to know this, I've been in the trade 43 plus years and they were red then. The exception was when I bought a case at a navy auction, they were battle-ship gray. I think that you have to ask Ridgid. Lots of luck

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      • #4
        i guess its more of a 55 chevy red orange..

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        • #5
          [quote=rmaerz]I'm restoring an old 14" Ridgid pipe wrench and was wondering what year the "red paint" started being used? I've put the wrench through electrolysis to remove rust and grime and am now ready to paint it to prevent any future rust and want to get it right as to paint color, if any. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks[/quote

          like texas," judge larry joe" would say, " you're putting a $2000. saddle on a $500. horse.

          don't know why you need to "restore" a $15. wrench. unless i'm missing something it's not a collectors item. if it is, i'd be a rich man

          now i do have a 75th edition wrench set still in the box. this might be worth something someday to someone

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Wye cant people give a straight answer to the question ,if he wants the original color that's up to him . if you do not know don't answer the post.

            it seams that if some one asks a question 4 out of 5 do not answer it with out a comment .

            some fined this annoying so try to just answer the question to the best you can .

            this is my 2 cents
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            • #7
              Well said HAWK

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              • #8
                I have wonder the same thing, as I have a few old black handled wrenches, and then some have a straight tapered handle and some have the end of the handle bell out just a touch on the end of the handle, and I think the lettering is different in some slight way,

                it would be interesting to find a chart showing the year and changes to help date the wrench,

                a number of mine were my dads tools, it would be nice to have a approx year of when he bought them,
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                • #9
                  Inflation

                  Originally posted by PIPES
                  Well said HAWK
                  Except for the part where he was fined

                  Or was that find?

                  Free, useless advice is the price you pay for asking your questions on public forums. If everyone kept their thoughts on a subject in their heads then the number of posts would be few and far between.

                  Inflation has made your $0.02 way overvalued.

                  For whatever reason rmaerz may choose to return the wrench to as close to original appearance is inmaterial, but jeez, we can rib the guy a little or have some fun can't we hawk while we help him find (or is that fined, I'm so confused ) the answer to his Q?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bob D.

                    For whatever reason rmaerz may choose to return the wrench to as close to original appearance is inmaterial, but jeez, we can rib the guy a little or have some fun can't we hawk while we help him find

                    If it hurts you to read such comments then just don't.
                    as for as rid the guy a little , that's fine if he is a regular he knows what to expect out of some of the people. but for new members it would be nice to keep them around a little and not to pi$$ them off and never come back

                    and for the hurts to read and just don't some times by the time you get to the part that you rib them you read 3/4 of the post .
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bob D.
                      Except for the part where he was fined

                      Or was that find?

                      Free, useless advice is the price you pay for asking your questions on public forums. If everyone kept their thoughts on a subject in their heads then the number of posts would be few and far between.

                      Inflation has made your $0.02 way overvalued.

                      For whatever reason rmaerz may choose to return the wrench to as close to original appearance is inmaterial, but jeez, we can rib the guy a little or have some fun can't we hawk while we help him find (or is that fined, I'm so confused ) the answer to his Q?

                      If it hurts you to read such comments then just don't.
                      once again bob, we're on the same page. it must be a plumber thing

                      if it wasn't for "lorax" being here there would be little humor. by the way, lorax has been absent. hawk, did you already scare him away

                      the original poster to this question has a grand total of 1 post. he has not even come back to respond to this post. you guys are making a big fuss over the smallest of issues. a hand full of regulars have flown the coop. plumber, papadan, lorax

                      by the way, i would be curious to see the finished product of a 14'' ridgid restoration. if it looks good i'll send him some of mine for restoration

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
                        "it must be a plumber thing" No. Plumber Rick, I am on the same page with you and BD, too. If we can't have a little humor on this forum, it would get awfully dull in a hurry. I was wondering about Lorax, too. Maybe he is on vacation. Lets hope he gets back soon.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pipestone Kid
                          "it must be a plumber thing" No. Plumber Rick, I am on the same page with you and BD, too. If we can't have a little humor on this forum, it would get awfully dull in a hurry. I was wondering about Lorax, too. Maybe he is on vacation. Lets hope he gets back soon.
                          like i said "it must be a plumber thing" pipestone kid

                          rick.

                          we need an amber alert for lorax. this is right up his alley.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Rick, Different kind of pipe!!

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                            • #15
                              anti lorax must have gottem him lol
                              9/11/01, never forget.

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