Just thought I'd post some updated pics, as the tube reconditioning is now finished. It's been a hell of a lot of work but I can't believe how well they've come out.
The 1st and 2nd pics show the condition that I picked it up in.
The 3rd pic is half way through 3 days of removing advertising stickers with a hairdryer (don't under estimate how difficult it is to get those little b&st%rds off!)
The 4th and 5th show it after a) cleansing with diluted TFR, b) removing oxidation with Toluene (thanks to paul Tilley for the tip), c) applying two coats of 303 Aerospace protector
Looks almost new!! Hopefully dipping it in the water tomorrow