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#105384 - Wed Nov 19 2003 10:35 AM Painted over porcelain sign restoration
41150 Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 09 2005
Well here is what works for me. I picked this sign up a while back as a good sign but only one side useable. It is the long Richfield and someone had taken great efforts to paint GARAGE on the backside. I got it pretty cheap because only one side was good according to the seller. Here is what I did. I have included pictures.Here is all you have to do.

Lay sign out and apply aviation paint stripper with an old throw away brush.

Let it sit and watch it bubble up and crinkle.About 10 to 30 minutes does it. Then scrap it off. I haven't found too much that can hurt the porcelain. Rinse it off with water and dry.

Then I sometimes use a light cut rubbing compound by 3M and remove any stains or imperfections. A heavy cut can be used for stubborn marks. Then I follow up with a good liquid polish. There you have it, and the side shown is the end product. It turned out better than the original good side. Have fun. Ted

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#105385 - Wed Nov 19 2003 11:17 AM Re: Painted over porcelain sign restoration
JEFFSAUTOMOBILIA Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 11 2002
Loc: OHIO
Ted, thanks for the info & pictures. That had to be like a little kid opening a present on christmas morning. Nice job!!

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#105386 - Wed Nov 19 2003 07:41 PM Re: Painted over porcelain sign restoration
Tom Stover Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 07 2001
Loc: Left Coast
Great job Ted! Another useful tip for the "do it yourselfer"!!

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#105387 - Wed Nov 19 2003 09:24 PM Re: Painted over porcelain sign restoration
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Registered: Fri Jan 24 2003
Loc: Seattle WA
Outstanding Ted..Me likes , Me Likes
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#105388 - Thu Nov 20 2003 09:10 AM Re: Painted over porcelain sign restoration
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Registered: Wed Mar 09 2005
Thanks Tom and Hubba. Not bad for one of us knucle draggers. Ted

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#105389 - Thu Nov 20 2003 10:34 AM Re: Painted over porcelain sign restoration
big cheese Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: brighton mi. usa
HEY IS THAT SIGN FOR SALE. CHEESE
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#105390 - Thu Nov 20 2003 10:49 AM Re: Painted over porcelain sign restoration
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Registered: Wed Mar 09 2005
Okay Cheese just cause it's yellow you want it. Ha Ha. Not for sale cause I hung it 16 feet in the air. I had been looking for one of these for a long time. I'll find you another painted over one. Yeah right like that will happen again. Ted

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#105391 - Thu Nov 20 2003 04:04 PM Re: Painted over porcelain sign restoration
Ohio Oil Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Jeff,
I'm not sure anything compares the "high quality" waxes and polishes you have on hand at any given time.

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#105392 - Sun Feb 22 2004 11:20 AM Re: Painted over porcelain sign restoration
41Again Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Feb 21 2004
Loc: clovis, ca. usa
ted: just saw your richfield sign cleanup. nice. I'm just 100 klicks south of you, does anyone in this area restore porcelain signs?? please advise, thanks, gary

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