Re: Can you skim my plan for restoration?
Overall the plug doesn't look bad. The oily residue appears, at least to me, to have come from a plug that wasn't tight in the head. The porcelain looks okay. Not too dark and not too light. Color can be decieving depending on what oil and fuel you're using. We often say to look for a chocolate brown color but all of my plugs run a shade of grey because of the oil I use.
We wish you luck and please keep us posted on your progress. We've all seen the 'before' pictures now you can show us where it will end. I think you're making a good decision.
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