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30” Valvoline sign find
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Hello all,

A friend of mine just walked in with this 30” double sided Valvolne sign (I attached some pictures, I’m hoping they show up). The one side isn’t too bad, but the other side is covered with a tar like substance that needs to come off. I suspect it was used to cover some kind of hole and driven over (looks like tire tread or chicken wire pattern) and some kind of 'cement' was used to hold it in place for whatever. It’s marked A Fogarty on the bottom, it is old for sure, it’s worth saving. I just don’t know what is the best procedure to get this tar off and any help is appreciated in helping to save this sign because it’s deserving. Thanks in advance, please look at the attached pictures, Keith from PA

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Re: 30” Valvoline sign find
vwtdi1955 #752608 Sun Aug 02 2020 04:36 PM
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Re: 30” Valvoline sign find
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How about diesel fuel it eats up asphalt when it leeks on the road ?

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Re: 30” Valvoline sign find
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Diesel fuel would be a great start and won't hurt the porcelain at all!


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vwtdi1955 #752635 Mon Aug 03 2020 04:49 AM
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looking at the scratches on the 1st pic, That sign looks painted not porcelain. proceed cautiously at 1st.


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Yes, it is painted and not porcelain. I got some kerosene this morning and am going to work on a small area with a brush, I think it’s asphalt.

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Looks like it will clean up with kerosene, a plastic putty knife, elbow grease, and plenty of time (it’s a 1/4” thick in some places). I think it is asphalt and it would probably loosen up a lot easier if I could submerse it in a tank of kerosene and let it soak, but I need something to occupy my time stuck here at home anyways 😀. Slow wins the race.
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Great job!

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Only one bad spot so far, done for the day.

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I don't think that's porcelain . . .

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All cleaned up.
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Well done! That cleaned up nicely.


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Nice job! Hard to believe it is the same sign!


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Terrific!


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