Is this sign cleanable?

Posted by: Mikegoe

Is this sign cleanable? - Thu Sep 07 2017 08:05 AM

Hi guys I am considering making an offer on the sign but wondered if this white oxidation is removable. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Is this sign cleanable? - Thu Sep 07 2017 08:10 AM

Originally Posted By Mikegoe
if this white oxidation is removable.


a temporary fix is rub a little baby oil into the porcelain .. ... cool
Posted by: Mikegoe

Re: Is this sign cleanable? - Thu Sep 07 2017 08:13 AM

And you would have to do that periodically?
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Is this sign cleanable? - Thu Sep 07 2017 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By Mikegoe
And you would have to do that periodically?


that is the porcelain drying out possibly from too much exposure too the elements-
I have a couple signs that require this treatment occasionally .. ... cool
Posted by: LarryIvy

Re: Is this sign cleanable? - Thu Sep 07 2017 08:51 AM

I had a NOS sign years ago exactly like that. I thought it was a water stain from being sandwiched wet for a long period. Never found anything to permanently fix the porcelain finish/shine. Randy is an expert so if he says wipe it occasionally, you need to plan on wiping it occasionally.
Nice sign though.
Posted by: Mikegoe

Re: Is this sign cleanable? - Thu Sep 07 2017 10:50 AM

Thanks guys! I'm looking for a 6' Phillips, hoping to find one in better condition but if the price is right I may take a shot at it. Anybody know of any for sale in better shape?
Posted by: bigandtall

Re: Is this sign cleanable? - Thu Sep 07 2017 01:02 PM

The one your looking at is for sale from a seller that had 15 or more various 48" and 72" Phillips 66 DSP signs for sale recovered from a property he bought. I watched all but the last, roughest few sell on eBay, this being one of those. The white oxidation doesn't remove, and, usually looks much worse in person.
Posted by: Speedracer

Re: Is this sign cleanable? - Thu Sep 07 2017 09:58 PM

You can also use Howards Feed and Wax. However, I've never tried baby oil and Randy is much smarter than me. smile