Antiques often look worse for wear. Most people would not consider these once-beloved objects to be worth salvaging. However, the mission of Rescue & Restore is to bring new life to old treasures.
Take this 1920s Dayton train, for instance. It has definitely seen better days. The paint is chipped off, the body is rusting and bent out of shape, and the wheels don’t turn like they used to.
That is not a problem for the talented workers of Rescue & Restore. Carefully and lovingly, the train is taken apart piece by piece to mend every part to look new.
For old broken pins and joints, new ones are set. The dents and bent parts of the main body of the train are hammered out. Every individual piece is sanded down.
Layer by layer new coats of powdered paint is applied. The parts are left to dry in an oven. The pins of the wheels are sprayed with WD-40 to make them move again.
The once-shiny parts of the train are buffed up and smoothed out to gleam perfectly. Each piece is assembled to recreate the beautiful toy it once was. The restoration is jaw-dropping!
When you look at the before and after pictures of this 1920s antique train, you will not believe your eyes. What a fantastic job Rescue & Restore has done to give an old toy a new chance!