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LP 72's

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by SleepySlipper, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. SleepySlipper

    SleepySlipper Divemaster

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    Also, the PST tank is more of a paint coat, unlike the vinyl feel of the older tank.
     
  2. Dark Wolf

    Dark Wolf Solo Diver

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    I can shoot a couple of pictures in the morning after work. My tanks are yellow. I havent started messing with them yet (just finished the LP85's that I got in the same deal) so am unsure if yellow is the original color.

    DW
     
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  3. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Nice score!
    I have a double band harness and a double tank valve with a J valve, if you're interested in a vintage double setup.
     
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  4. Dark Wolf

    Dark Wolf Solo Diver

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    If the OP is not interested, I may be. Have been thinking about setting one of my sets up with a double hose. First dibs to the OP, though.

    DW
     
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  5. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    A slight difference in diameter would not have matter, but I am sure the OP would prefer close symmetry.

    The cylinders are from different manufacturers PST and Norris. They both look to be galvanized under the black coatings, but both of those manufacturers used very different coating system.

    I actually got a very similar pair of cylinders (in a double set AtPac) that was given to me. The set were paired up as doubles.

    The coatings are very different. I have to cut a little rectangle of the paint (or vinyl) every time it needs a new hydro stamp. The vinyl one is so thick that the stamp would just bounce off. Cutting the little rectangle is a pain in both of them, but the process is very different from one to the other.

    I would not bother removing the black outer coating. It probably more work that it is worth. The black coating doesn’t hurt anything and removing it will be different for the two.
     
  6. SleepySlipper

    SleepySlipper Divemaster

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    Thanks for the offer, but I would like to keep compatibility between my doubles to first stages.
     
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  7. SleepySlipper

    SleepySlipper Divemaster

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    :cheers:
     
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  8. SleepySlipper

    SleepySlipper Divemaster

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    Thank you.
     
  9. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    I'll pm some pictures to you.
     
  10. boat sju

    boat sju Loggerhead Turtle

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    Luis,
    Have you ever tried Aircraft Paint Remover? I've used it on the typical baked enamel (or whatever it is) on newer aluminum tanks. Not sure if it would put a dent in that vinyl coating you're describing though.

    boat
     

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