Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

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Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by c_hoff82 » 16 Feb 2010 14:31

Hello,

I am wondering what the original colour of the WT80 stove was?
The once we find in the bunkers today are all rusty.

I have seen some pictures from restored bunkers and they have a silver finish. Is this correct?

Picture from http://www.bunkermuseethirtshals.dk/


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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by kstdk » 16 Feb 2010 15:27

Hello

I think it in most cases would have been in its original "cast iron" colour - black / no painting:

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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by kstdk » 16 Feb 2010 15:29

Hello

Like this - (source is mentioned in the picture):

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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by c_hoff82 » 16 Feb 2010 16:53

Thanks for the reply.
Nice to see a colour photo :)


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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by AvB » 17 Feb 2010 19:42

I think both silver and black.

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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by kstdk » 17 Feb 2010 21:25

Hello

Yes - also silver - come to mind - that almost any color of any heatresistant paint could be used.

But - yes, silver and black was most common.

I dont know if there was any difference in painting/colour, between the different types of Bunker Ovens?

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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by TommySoelbergDK » 19 Mar 2010 15:28

I have a Wt80K and on the bottum, it is still green.
It is still in use today in my cousins garage.
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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by TommySoelbergDK » 29 Mar 2010 12:54

See also www.westwall-saarland.com/piece_wt80_wt80k.htm
OR ask www.haassohn.com/de/ maybe they still know.
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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by c_hoff82 » 30 Mar 2010 07:30

TommySoelbergDK wrote:I have a Wt80K and on the bottum, it is still green.
It is still in use today in my cousins garage.
Nice and funny to hear that some are still in use :)
Do you have a picture showing the green colour?


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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by TommySoelbergDK » 03 Apr 2010 14:17

Sorry, but the colour is very dark and we just desided that it must have been dark green.
It was found in a 668 in Tversted.
No digital pictures of it.
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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by M19 MADMAL » 03 Apr 2010 15:40

TommySoelbergDK wrote:Sorry, but the colour is very dark and we just desided that it must have been dark green.
Hi,

I have 3 working examples of WT80k stoves at Stp. Corbiere and the original colour was black for sure. I helped recover a mint example from a small shelter and it is now in use in the 634 and the finish on it was a matt black paint which was presumably a type of heat resistant paint. Sadly most of the paint has burnt off now due to it being regularly used :(

I have tried repainting them with modern heat resistant paint as well as 'black lead' polish but the stuff only lasts one firing up :roll: !! :lol:

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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by Projekt-Westwall » 15 Oct 2010 18:20

Here is my "goldnugget"

Until the bunker is ready restorated, it is heating the entrance floor of my house. :wink:

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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by c_hoff82 » 15 Oct 2010 19:01

Very nice. :)
If I only could get my wife to like it as much as me.... :D

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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by TUS » 15 Oct 2010 20:04

Very nice Markus. Nice to see it in action :D

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Re: Original colour of the WT80 bunker ofen

Post by stril » 03 Jul 2011 13:59

Not original colour, just rusted, and in some years rusted away.
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