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Old 04-20-2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Virginia Tech Keezer Build w/ Pics

This is my keezer that I designed and built about 6 months ago. It is a Virginia Tech themed Keezer..GO HOKIES....

I forgot to take a picture of it before I primed it, but it was rusted, banged up, and had a few dents...although it worked fine. I got it for $90 off craigslist. It has the capacity to hold 6 corny kegs along with a 20lb CO2 tank and a 15lb Nitogen/Beer gas tank all inside the freezer. Cheers.


Below is a picture of the freezer after I sanded it down and primed it with white primer.



Below, decals made and being placed on keezer.



Below, decals covered and painting started.



Below, side view.



Below, completely covered in spray paint -- Rustoleum Glossy Finish.



Below, finished paint job.



Below. Final product! With two beer towers and drip try installed. 6 tap system with far right tap a nitro tap.



Below. Close up of final product. 6 tap system with far right tap a nitro tap! Everything (C02, kegs, lines, Nitrogen Tank, etc.) is enclosed in the keezer. Nothing on the exterior.




Hope you all enjoy. GO HOKIES.

Cheers,
Ben

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Does anyone know some good cleaner that won't hurt the paint? The paint on the top seems to be wearing thin after some cleaning. I need something that can get the beer gunk off and leave it nice and glossy looking? Any suggestions?

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #3
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Warm water?

You could still clear coat it which will help preserve the paint also.

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:36 PM   #4
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Warm water?

You could still clear coat it which will help preserve the paint also.
I was thinking that coating with polyurethane or something would do the trick.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #5
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damn I wish I would have thought about this before lol. thanks for the suggestions!

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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Were you at the VT/Boise State season opener last year? I made the trip from Boise. Good time.

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Yes, I was. It was unfortunate that you guys choked later on in the season

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It was unfortunate. I'm pretty freaking stoked for football season, and your keezer has amplified that.

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #9
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Nice work. Very nice classic Hokies look.

I'm sad to say my North Carolina keezer died a premature death (compressor went out). I've yet to paint the new one with the same scheme, but here it was before its death:

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:36 PM   #10
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Nice...thats what I'm afraid of....after all that paint work I'm afraid of it dying..is there no way to get a new compressor installed to avoid re-doing that entire paint job? Looks nice though!

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