The Restoration Process
The kiosk is completely stripped of all internal & external components prior to a thorough sandblast. This process removes all traces of paint, putty and rust. It’s then carefully checked for any integral faults and repaired if necessary by our highly skilled welders.
The kiosk is coated in a special transport primer before being transported back to our workshops.
After a full inspection, all joints, casting imperfections & ‘pop flaws’ are filled and sanded. A laborious process but necessary. Good preparation is the key to a perfect end result. 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 a quality primer are applied by spray gun.
The primer is allowed to fully 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 generous coats of ‘Post Office Red’ are applied by spray gun.
The internal roof is sprayed 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)