This is a fun video! A guy restores an old, broken Super Soaker and makes a stop motion video of the process so it looks like the Super Soaker is restoring itself.
This video took me around 50 hours to make and just over 4000 photos. I have been wanting to get to this item for a while now. It's a 1990 Super Soaker made by Larami Corp.
This was the video I wanted to release on April 1st, but I ran out of time. This thing is almost entirely plastic and most parts are permanently glued together. Those features make it very hard to actually restore, but slightly easier to repair. I had to break off the orange plastic caps at the back of the Super Soaker in order to get it apart. Once apart, it was a simple glue up to fix the broken pieces. The HDPE plastic water containers cannot be revived to their original colour, so I just had to repaint them. I am "pumped" this works again as pressurized versions are not for sale anymore.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — restoration videos are a balm these days — at least for me (and I assume other weirdos like me). There is something particularly wholesome and hopeful about taking something exhausted and broken and giving it new life again. And one of the best in the […]
I think this is the best restoration video I’ve seen. This person took a rusty, dirty toy truck and used a sandblaster, an ultrasonic cleaner, and a powder coat oven turn it into a pristine looking specimen. Image: YouTube [via Doobybrain]
It is perhaps in the spirit of our anxious, rickety age that antique tool, machinery, and toy restoration videos are becoming increasingly popular. There is something oddly comforting and therapeutic about seeing the old, the forgotten, the previously reliable (now seized with rust and neglect) being lovingly restored to life. These videos are simple, quiet […]
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From ordering from Amazon to paying bills over the web to something as simple as bottled water, we’re all hooked on modern convenience. We can’t help it. There are just too many modern world advances that save us too much time not to become a creature of comfort and go the easy route. Even if […]
No matter whether you go into the office or work from home, whether you roll out of bed at 5 a.m. or never get up before 9, we all agree a day can on how you feel first thing in the morning when you wake up. If you wake up feeling groggy or out of […]