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Posted By: 57tbirdkid TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Mon Sep 16 2013 11:39 PM


This month I have decided to go in a different direction. I would like all members with auto enamel advertising to post their items. Any company will be accepted. Many paint companies such as BPS, Martin Senour, Dupont, ect. made paints for automobiles. Many people brush painted their cars at their home to give them a fresh look. You could walk down to your local hardware store buy house paint and auto paint. Many of these companies integrated auto paints in with their house paint ad's. Seeing Jim's site dedicated to auto paint is what sparked my interest in old auto body related advertising. Everyone's contributions are much appreciated. Lets see what's out there!!



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Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Sep 18 2013 03:59 PM
Great stuff so far! Love the graphics on the labels, signs and brochures. Here are some of my half pint auto paint cans. Back in the day when people painted their own cars, there were lots of brands, like Effecto, Steelcote, KoteAKar, Nu-Enamel, Nu Back, Armor Coat and Retardo.


Description: Half pint or less auto paints
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Description: Pittsburg Ditzler Auto Paint flange sign from Canada
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I brush painted a 1951 Packard. Came out way better than I expected. Good quality brush and right thinner helped.
The older it got and the more it got washed and waxed , the better it looked.
Posted By: gmstuff Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Sep 18 2013 10:52 PM
Here are a few from my collection.. I'll see if I can get photos of some others..Enjoy..

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Posted By: gmstuff Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Sep 18 2013 10:55 PM
Some others..

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Very nice items so far keep em coming!
Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Thu Sep 19 2013 06:21 PM
Great stuff! Love the color chart signs.


Description: Effecto wheel color chart sign
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Description: Roxo SpraySpeed auto paint sign
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Description: Martin Senour auto paint wind-spinner sign
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does Chi-namel count? ha. picked this up today. chuck



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The paint section had some serious non-politically correct stuff. From Jim's "Retardo" paint to the Chi-Namel Wood Varnish. Stuff you couldn't market today for sure.
Posted By: Mike M. Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Sat Sep 21 2013 05:39 PM
A few of mine

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Posted By: Mike M. Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Sat Sep 21 2013 05:50 PM
A couple more

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Just a bit of Whiz. Cheers, Don.

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Early celluloid over tin easel sign
Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Mon Sep 23 2013 11:08 PM
I love that chart sign, Dennis! Super graphic. Here is a shop sign and brochure to go with it.


Description: Acme Automotive Paint
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Description: Acme auto paint chip brochure cover
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A mailer from BPS in 1926. Go to the hardware store and present the coupon and get a free paint sample.

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Posted By: 67Chev4X4 Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Tue Sep 24 2013 07:22 AM
Well when you started this thread you got me a thinking about what was on the wall out at the college body shop. So tonight I took my camera with me to class and this will cover about a third of it. I don't know the age of this stuff but the college opened in 1968 or there abouts. If I remember I'll take more next week.

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Posted By: 67Chev4X4 Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Tue Sep 24 2013 07:27 AM
More

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Posted By: 67Chev4X4 Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Tue Sep 24 2013 07:31 AM
And one more for now and the fender is part of the sign. Mitch

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neat graphics on cans not early but cool

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Posted By: Mike M. Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Sep 25 2013 03:13 AM
An old one hanging in my Body Shop>

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Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Sep 25 2013 11:51 AM
A few more items from my body shop collection


Description: Cardboard counter display
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Description: BPS "Best Paint Sold" auto paint brochure rack
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Description: Chief truck paint chart sign
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Description: Mobil auto paint clock
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Posted By: 67Chev4X4 Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Tue Oct 01 2013 07:29 AM
Well I took the camera back out to auto body class tonight I took some more pictures of signs on the wall and back in the tool room. Some of the things there are two of each this is the reason for what looks like the same pictures. Mitch

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Posted By: 67Chev4X4 Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Tue Oct 01 2013 07:32 AM
more items

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Posted By: 67Chev4X4 Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Tue Oct 01 2013 07:36 AM
There's more on the walls but this is the last I'll take. Mitch

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Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Tue Oct 01 2013 09:23 PM
Ditzler was a big player in auto paints for most of the last century, but finding a sign in good condition from them is much harder than DuPont auto paint signs. Most older DuPont signs were porcelain while all Ditzler signs I have seen are painted tin, except for the electrics.


Description: Ditzler Ppg blackboard
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Description: Ditzler Quality Auto Painting Ppg
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Description: Ditzler Paint Shop
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Description: Ditzler with heavy die-cut letters behind neon
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Posted By: huskybob Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Oct 02 2013 04:56 AM
Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Oct 02 2013 03:52 PM
huskybob,
Love the H.Earl Clack color in the SW OK can!

Here is a Canadian sign for Sherwin Williams OK auto paint. And a DuPont Duco, Dulux sign from Canada. A Lucas auto refinishing flange sign.

One of my favorites are the wipe-on "powder puff" auto paints. Applied with a pad, they leave "no brush marks!" The Namel-et can says, "Use only on cheap used cars."


Description: Sherwin Williams OK auto paint, Canada
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Description: DuPont Duco Dulux auto paint, Canada
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Description: Lucas auto paint flange
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Description: "Powder Puff" wipe-on auto paint cans
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Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Oct 02 2013 10:38 PM
A few electric auto paint signs in my collection. Steelcote made a line of auto paints for decades 50+ years ago in my home town. They are still in business today making industrial finishes.


Description: Ditzler rev-paint glass electric sign
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Description: DuPont Duco Dulux rev-paint glass electric sign
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Description: Steelcote Paint neon
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Description: Sherwin Williams Automotive neon
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Description: Paint Department neon
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Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Thu Oct 03 2013 07:06 PM
A few more pics from my collection. Love the graphics with a lady dressed up painting her car. cool


Description: Beckwith Chandler auto paint clock
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Description: Ditzler auto paint thermometers showing what materials to use at different temperatures
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Description: Egyptian Auto finish wood thermometer
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Description: Glidden auto paint sign with die-cut car bodies showing rear panel with various colors
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Description: Sears Roebuck kit to paint your own car with a wipe-on powder puff
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Posted By: Mike M. Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Thu Oct 03 2013 08:19 PM
Sweet stuff Jim. I threw so many of those thermometers away when we would switch paint suppliers.... You always know that moment when you see something and call yourself "*****" for doing something dumb when you were young!
Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Sat Oct 05 2013 12:12 AM
A few more auto paint items. The Bake Oven Association sign is one of my favorites. Love the graphics.
The Wonder Worker sign strikes a chord. Lots of folks expect body shop techs to be wonder workers. wink


Description: Bake Oven Association Auto Painting
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Description: Sherwin Williams OPEX auto paint. Rough, but I've never seen another.
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Description: Another sampling of auto paint cans in my collection
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Description: Wonder Worker Enamel
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Great thread, and great items guys! Thanks for sharing everyone. Love those neons Jim!
Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Sat Oct 05 2013 06:41 PM
A few more auto paint signs, Plicote, Devoe and Nitro-Valspar.


Description: Plicote counter display
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Description: Devoe color chart sign
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Description: Nitro-Valspar sign
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Posted By: Tankar Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Mon Oct 07 2013 09:40 PM
Not much for me but after seeing what has been found I wish I would have bought more items related to paints ect. all 5 cans nos full.

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Posted By: gmstuff Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Mon Oct 07 2013 10:05 PM
Here are a few more of my favorites... The Rodgers is a celluloid over tin easel back. The next few are from a friends collection. The door panel is a Berry Brothers Paint display.. It is about 12" tall and 10" wide,made of tin. It was in poor condition when it was found but the writing was still legible so it was restored to match what was there.. The other two are tin litho displays.. Enjoy, Keith

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Those cans of paint are very cool john H.
Posted By: gmstuff Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Mon Oct 07 2013 10:12 PM
Here's one more... This is an early window decal from a parts store..Its about 36" across by 20" tall, very thin paper.. Keith

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Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Mon Oct 07 2013 11:06 PM
I'm loving all the great signs, displays and other auto paint memorabilia. A few more from me.


Description: Can-shaped Nason Auto Paint porcelain sign
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Description: Glasurit auto paint neon
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Description: Pittsburgh Mimax porcelain flange
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Wow!! Everyone has some great displays, thermometers and signs. Good job...
Best Company of the month yet. Great stuff
Posted By: huskybob Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Tue Oct 08 2013 01:43 PM
Saw Jim's Nason sign and thought I'd ad this..... not exactly auto, but kind of related.

A great sign from the late 50's.

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Posted By: Oldgas Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "AUTO ENAMEL COMPANIES" - Wed Oct 09 2013 06:18 PM
A few more auto paint collectibles. The Martin Senour paint cabinet is in new condition. I have several other paint cabinets from other brands that show serious patina from decades in body shops. wink


Description: Face of an "Acme Eye" Auto Paint color mixing gizmo
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Description: Chi-Namel globe
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Description: DuPont Duco neon sign
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Description: Martin Senour paint cabinet graphic
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Description: Lowe Brothers wheel spoke paint chart sign
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