The ugly old gas bottle was something I had on my to do list but just never got around to it. The front cover of the latest edition of Vintage Trailer Magazine showed a snappy little camper with an even snappier looking gas bottle. It was time.
I used a cheese knife to scrape off the stickers that had been in some areas, for many years. Then nail polish remover - 1/2 a bottle to dissolve the glue residue. This also gave it a good clean.
I then sanded off all the lumpy bits and rust spots and gave it another clean.
The master painter then gave it 2 spray coats of British Paints 3 in 1.
When it was fully dry, I taped up the stripes and hand painted 2 coats of each colour.
It looks rather fancy. We will still use our swap and go bottle for actual gas and keep this one for show and as an emergency backup