Removing paint from Porcelain Sign

Posted by: 51hudson

Removing paint from Porcelain Sign - Sun Dec 03 2017 05:50 PM

I have a porcelain Frontier Rarin To Go sign that has been re-purposed many times and has a few coats of paint on it. It is a keyhole shaped sign and is about 6 feet tall and wide. I also have the heavy frame that was mounted to a pole. I can get the frame blasted and powder coated. What is the best way to remove the many layers of paint from the sign without damaging it?
The sign has also been used as target practice so it probably isn't in great shape to begin with.I tried to post a picture but it said it is too big and I don't know how to shrink it.

Thanks
Don
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Removing paint from Porcelain Sign - Sun Dec 03 2017 05:59 PM

On the Google Custom Search form in the upper right corner of this page, type in "cleaning porcelain signs" and click the Search button.

Lots of great info available on this forum in past topics.

Here are links for help with different ways of posting pictures in your message.
Pictures of the File Manager direct image upload step-by-step process:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=129148#Post189696

Resizing photo images for easy upload using File Manager:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=199328

Or resize by using our "EZ Image Resize to use in other forums" gallery:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=32
Posted by: 51hudson

Re: Removing paint from Porcelain Sign - Sun Dec 03 2017 06:07 PM

I've been a member for some time, but this is my first time posting. So I think I have figured out the resize issue. I will give it shot
Posted by: cggas

Re: Removing paint from Porcelain Sign - Sun Dec 03 2017 08:12 PM

Brush on paint stripper & a plastic scraper.
Posted by: Speedracer

Re: Removing paint from Porcelain Sign - Mon Dec 04 2017 07:18 PM

^^^What he said^^^

It's hard to tell how many bullet holes are in it from that picture, but that sign may still look really nice after you clean it up with paint stripper.

Please post an after picture.

-Steve