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"GILLESPIE ANTIQUE RESTORER"



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39638-1
June 28, 2021

Q. Looking desperately for Gillespie antique restorer.

Ross Kelley
restorer - Ticonderoga, New York
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August 31, 2021

thumbs up sign I have some. I have the entire bonus box with the refinisher and gloves and steel wool.

Lily Grace Smith
I have some - Dalton [Georgia, we guess?]
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September 2021

A. Hi folks.
This is a public forum for technical discussions; sorry but we can't be a free e-bay or a private matchmaking service :-)
It seems pretty much impossible to believe that more than 15 years after this product was discontinued that there is no product on earth that will do what you need done :-)
Please help the readers help you by describing your situation and what you are hoping to achieve. Thanks!

Luck & Regards,

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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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October 4, 2021

Ted,

It really was a great product and I can understand some people's obsession with getting more. It makes the currently available products (like Howard's) look pathetic. As has been noted previously, it is no longer available ... and hasn't been for at least a decade. But -- although it worked well -- it contained numerous VOC's and other nasties that the government frowns upon: methyl alcohol, acetone, methylene chloride, toluene, petroleum distillates and tung oil. Many of these have serious health risks and I would imagine it was discontinued due to liability concerns and EPA regulations.

J Jackson
hobbyist - Northeastern, Georgia
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Closely related historical postings, oldest first:

2006

Q. HELLO, I AM LOOKING FOR A PRODUCT, WHICH I HAVE A LITTLE OF, CALLED "ANTIQUE RESTORER" BY GILLESPIE PRODUCTS. IT IS FOR WOOD CLEANING AND RESTORATION, AND I CANNOT FIND IT IN STORES AND HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL IN MY WEB SEARCHES. OR PERHAPS YOU MIGHT SUGGEST A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT. THANKS FOR YOU HELP IN ADVANCE! DOUG

DOUG CURTIS
ANTIQUE NUT - TAYLORSVILLE, Kentucky, USA
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similarly2 2006

Q. Just wondering if you have had any luck in locating this product? I am having the same problem!

Shannon Mitchell
- Stockton, California, USA
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2006

Q. I am having the same problem. Any luck locating Gillespie's Antique Restorer?

JoDee DeCleene
- De Pere, Wisconsin USA
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2006

Q. I also have had no luck....I saved the box. My mother is very interested in finding the product. It was produced by M.W. Barr Company, Memphis, Tennessee, which was a private company which was sold to its employees in 1996. It now produces Kleanstrip products. I do not see any current listings by this company for an antique restorer. We are attempting to contact the company.

Darlene Perkins
- Oneida, New York
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2006

Q. I am trying to locate the Gillespie Antique Restorer for my dad & am having no luck.

Peggy Dunson Bower
- Enid, Oklahoma, US
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2006

A. I found a website that has different Gillespie Products listed. They have a product from Gillespie that is called Restor-A-Finish. I am not sure if this is the one that I used before called "antique restore" or not. I have an email sent to the company questioning this. If you want to check it out go to: www.candhsupplyco.com/catalog/indexpage90.htm

Good Luck to everyone I have been looking at least 2 years for the same product and just got lucky today.

Nancy Brunk
- York, Pennsylvania
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Ed. note 2017: That domain name was sold and now directs to a site written in Chinese and which seems to have nothing to do with this subject :-(


2007

A. I went to the W.M. Barr Co. web site and see that they still offer Gillespie Products. I sent them an e-mail to find out if Antique Restorer is still being made.

"Do you still make Gillespie Antique Restorer? If so where can I buy it? The product number is AI-230. Thank You"

"Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, this product is no longer manufactured and we do not have a replacement.
Thank you,
Theresa Crick"


Brian McCarty
- Richfield, Ohio, USA
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2007

Q. I am also trying to find an item by "Gillespie Since 1824" -
It is called 'Wood Renew - Scratch Cover'. The product number is RD-75 and also marked 1996 W.M. Barr & Co. Inc., Memphis, Tennessee 38101-1879.
Has anyone heard of it or seen it?

Marlene Borgra
- Plainfield, Illinois, USA
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September 1, 2010

Q. Where can I buy Gillespie antique restorer?

Mary Beau
- Green Bay, Wisconsin
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April 16, 2013

Q. I HAVE BEEN USING GILLESPIE ANTIQUE RESTORER, PRODUCT AI-230, MADE BY WM BARR WHICH I BOUGHT MANY YEARS AGO AT WAL MART AND NOW CANNOT FIND ANYMORE. IT HAS A SMELL OF LINSEED OIL AND LIKE A PHOENIX RESTORED MY HONEY OAK FINISHED KITCHEN CABINETS AND NEVER-ENDING STAIRWELLS THAT SUFFERED FROM SIGNIFICANT SUN BLEACHING, THE CHANGE IN THE APPEARANCE OF THE WOOD FINISH WAS NOTHING SHORT OF MIRACULOUS WHEN I USED IT LAST WEEK. CAN ANYONE GIVE ME THE NAME OF A SIMILAR OR BETTER PRODUCT AS I AM BASICALLY CLUELESS. THANKS.

ALLAN AVBEL
- WALLA WALLA, Washington USA
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December 22, 2017

thumbs up sign Hello fans of this product! WOW! I was online trying to find info on it and what the retail price is! None listed on Ebay, then found this thread. So, I have an unused bottle 16 oz I bought at a thrift shop. BN in box: "Gillespie Antique restorer. AI-230". Just curious though, what did this retail for? (wondering if I got good deal or not). Thanks you.

Angela P [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Lexington, South Carolina USA
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September 27, 2018

A. Years ago when I was trying to find this product again myself I was able to locate it through Sherwin-Williams paint store but I had to buy a case at a time, it was a little over $100.

Maria Alonzo
- St Louis, Missouri
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November 2, 2018

A. My brother purchased Gillespie Wood Cleaner and lemon oil wood treatment at a Sherwin Williams in La Grange Ky. I live in Northern Ky and SW didn't carry it and never heard of it. Tried Amazon and Ebay, no luck. If my sister in law is lucky enough to purchase it, will let you know.

Mona Smith
- Alexandria, Kentucky
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November 2018

thumbs up sign  Thanks Mona. Maybe folks will just have to make plans to drive to the Sherwin-Williams in LaGrange Kentucky for their Gillespie :-)
At least it will be easier than buying MX-7 Water Spot Remover which, according to thread 21739, advises The Peoples of the World that they can find it in the automotive aisle (on the bottom shelf), at the Don Quixote (which is located behind the Ben Franklin), off of Kam Highway, on Oahu, Hawaii :-)

Regards,

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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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