At Remember When UK, not only do we sell items of British memorabilia, but we provide a high-quality restoration service. We specialise in restoring red telephone kiosks, and with over 20 years experience in the field of restoration, we believe we can offer a service that cannot be matched.
On this page, you will find out more about the restoration process, the process that is undertaken for each kiosk we sell.
The kiosk is stripped prior to a thorough sandblast. This process removes all traces of paint and rust. It's then carefully checked for any integral faults and repaired if necessary by skilled welders. I only employ the best welding operators with good background knowledge of cast iron, whilst considering the integral strength and safety issues very high.
The kiosk is coated in a special transport primer before being transported back to our workshops.
After a further inspection, all joints and casting imperfections are filled and sanded. The box is then blown off with compressed air.
The kiosk is cleansed with a degreasing fluid, and 'tacked off' with a dust and particle absorbent 'tack-rag,' Three coats of primer are applied by spray gun.
The primer is allowed to harden. The kiosk is then sanded, blown off with compressed air, and cleansed with a degreasing fluid. The structure is 'tacked off' with a dust and particle absorbent 'tack-rag'. Three coats of 'Post Office Red' are applied by spray gun.
The internal roof is resprayed in gloss white for illumination purposes.
The kiosk is then fully glazed with security glass. All ancillary components, including the internal light are checked, cleaned and refitted.
The door undergoes similar treatment through steps 1 - 5. It's hung on new brass hinges and aligned. The push/pull panel and outer chrome door handle are installed.
The internal door closure mechanism is installed and tested.
All glazing is cleaned, paintwork polished and Crowns hand painted with gold pearl (if specified).
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