Broken Rusty Oldtimer Scooter - Restoration

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    In this video I'm going to restore a very rusty and broken scooter from the 1970s.
    I've bought this scooter almost two years ago at an online auction for $40. I really liked the look of it, especially the design of the aluminium casted wheels. I knew this one would be a very challenging project because of multible reasons. I knew I need to replace the tires and handles, but I had no idea back then how to make them. It took a lot of research in terms of resin and rubber casting and also the help of my friend @Mister Patina , which has organized the polyurethane rubber for me. It was pretty difficult to get the right hardness in the right color. There was also the rear fender missing, which required metal shaping to make a new one. I've never done that before, but after a successful test piece with aluminium I was optimistic to get it done and it worked out absolutely perfect. One more thing that scared me was the chrome plating of the handlebar. I knew I can't chrome plate myself, as I heard it's super toxic. Then the idea of nickel plating came to my mind, it has a slightly different color than chrome. It has kind of a yellowish goldish touch. After doing some test pieces, I knew this was the way to go. To get an overall uniform look and also rust protection I decided to polish and nickel plate all steel parts.
    This project was the by far the most difficult one to restore. It required so many new techniques, that's why it took me 50 days in the workshop to complete. I really put my heart into this little scooter and in my opinion it turned out absolutely fantastic. The combination of the grey and blue paint together with all the shiny nickel plated parts and the new casted creme white tires and handles come together very nice. I'm very happy how it turned out.

    I hope you like my work and the video.

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    I payed a lot of attention on the lighting when filming this video and also the quality of the sound to create an ASMR style video.

    If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.

    Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.

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Rescue & Restore +1
Rescue & Restore

Your editing was as beautiful as the restoration itself! Spectacular! 👏

OMG No Way +121
OMG No Way

The mold for the grips is a work of art just by itself. Wow. Impressive.

Hace 21 un día
Jeremy Christensen +29
Jeremy Christensen

Watching you build your own tires and handles is a video that plays in my head whenever I get tired of a project and start thinking about cutting corners. It inspires me to get back to work and not settle for mediocrity. Thank you

Scotty Carter +228
Scotty Carter

Blows my mind how much attention to detail and patience you have. It’s one thing to work hard 😓 restoring but it’s another thing to film and edit as you do. I am an editor and cinematographer so I know all to well how much work you do setting up tripod, focus,aperture and just the sheer number of clips you process. Then you have to edit it! Amazing! Total legend, and a mans man with an artistic touch.

Manuel Robles +60
Manuel Robles

This level of craftsmanship is absolutely phenomenal! The attention to detail is everything. What a pleasure to watch.

Rus74 L +42
Rus74 L

Как много у вас разного оборудования, и всё так тщательно делаете, однозначно это лучший канал по реставрации 👍

TysyTube Restoration +3
TysyTube Restoration

This is the best Editing and Restoration video on Youtube 🤩🥳, i love it😍

AxelSVK +19
AxelSVK

This is a scooter of my childhood. I wouldn't think, that I will ever see it in better than original shape... Nice job, especially with the rubber parts.

Hace 28 días
Rudolf Zaris +17
Rudolf Zaris

This is a restoration for 100 000 $ :-) .... so much perfect ! Thank you ! Absolutely most professional restoration ever made on a such oldtimer. I appreciate your sense for detail work.

Marcus Vinicius Abdalla +1
Marcus Vinicius Abdalla

Duas obras-primas , tanto o vídeo quanto a Scooter restaurada!!!! Parabéns!!!! ;)

Hace 21 un día
Dongdingulus +10
Dongdingulus

the "i make new ones" always makes me so happy ur so talented

Remy Ferrari +2
Remy Ferrari

You are incredibly talented and detail oriented! Great job!😃

Topfelya +375
Topfelya

The process of making new handles was most interesting part for me to watch . I did enjoyed every second of this video.

Олег Лысенко +10
Олег Лысенко

Спасибо за предоставленное удовольствие от просмотра. Великолепная работа. Браво мастеру.

dogbreath +20
dogbreath

This scooter was made to last, it's a shame they don't make things like this any more, and now it's been restored even better than original. Great work.

Hace 28 días
mmcindy33 +16
mmcindy33

Smoothing out the welded parts is my favourite!! That's the kind of perfection other channels are missing

Alcha +2
Alcha

Parabéns! Seu trabalho foi mesmo magnífico. Top!!

Helen Palmer +1
Helen Palmer

Really amazing restoration. Really appreciate all your hard work bringing this scooter back

Добрый Мастер +76
Добрый Мастер

This is amazing restorations. Bravo!!!

Michael Daruwalla +4
Michael Daruwalla

A true artist at work. Excellent job, respecting the integrity of the metal. Also appreciate the generosity of you sharing your technique with us.