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La Pavoni 1984ish restoration.

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So it begins.

The Gaggia is currently behaving so time for La Pavoni to head into the garage for repair.

Ive had my La Pavoni about 6 months now and done nothing to it apart from a descale so not really sure what state it is in.    There is some minor rust on the base I want to sort out.

There is a horrible emptiness to the coffee side in the kitchen now.

 

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Gear:   Gaggia Classic, La Pavoni Europiccola, Niche zero.

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In the garage ready for stripping down.

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Here is the rust on the base that is really driving this, but it would be good to see what state it is in.

 

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The piston is in much better condition than I expected.

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Let’s have a look underneath, which all looks nice and tidy.   A few photos taken so I can put it back together again.

 

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Pop the element out, this is all looking surprisingly clean and tidy.   This pleases me as it was a bargain.  I don’t think it’s been used much.

 

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I’ve decided not to pull everything apart as it is working well and seems quite clean.   So I’ll get the base sorted and reassemble it.

I have a couple of other things I will be doing.

New sight glass cover as this one is cracked.

New fibre boiler seal as this is broken.

New grouphead seal.

addition of pressure gauge.

Stainless drip tray

 


 

 

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Everything has been cleaned and the reassembly has started.

The base is in the process of a colour change, hopefully it will be ready to put it all back together on Monday along with all the new parts.

 

 

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Yes, I’ve decided to paint it myself.   I’ve stripped all the loose coating off and rubbed it all down,  treated it with rust converter, primed it, and am spraying it with plasti Kote paint.

Its nearly done, but needs a rub down with fine wet and dry and another coat of paint.

I know it’s not the recommended method, but I resprayed my toaster and a trivet the same way and they have been fine,   I’m using the same colour for this.
 

 

 

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I've got some light rust just under the drip tray on mine and tempted to treat it and paint within the tray just with hammerite or some such. Although seen someone here suggest that isn't the best. Atleast it's hidden by the drip tray if its not the best finish! 

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It’s your machine at the end of the day.

if it’s hidden by the drip tray then I’d just clean it up, put some rust converter on it, then paint it.

my rust extended just beyond the drip tray so I couldn’t get away with that, and my Wife wanted it red to match the kitchen.

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Shiny base.

Looking good to me.

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Looking good now, really pleased with how it has turned out.

 

Now to learn if the pressure guage is useful or not.

 

 

 

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Excellent job, the red looks very cool. 😎

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First coffee.

Initial thoughts are.

Not sure what I'm doing with the pressure gauge yet.

The piston moves a lot easier now.

It still makes coffee.

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