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#159129 - Sun Nov 08 2009 03:50 PM Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: roadrelics]
KZ1000 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Originally Posted By: roadrelics
Phibes.......the restores i know just fill in the chips, paint & clear coat, however they do a great job.....your sign would be worth much much more (close to $2000) if it was mint....tasty graphics in porcelain are in demand however, condition condition condition....


But keep in mind if you restore it, No matter how perfect it comes out it will never bring close to the money an untouched one will. Keep it as it is, Really doesn't look that bad.
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#159138 - Sun Nov 08 2009 04:35 PM Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: KZ1000]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I'm no sign specialist but I say rebend the flange, carefully, clean up any heavy rust, carefully, wipe 'er down and maybe a coat of wax and hang 'er up and enjoy it. It's my opinion and experience that restorations are generally a turn off to collectors unless it is so "important" because of rarity and appeal to warrant the work. I've always wanted one of those and "beggars not being choosers", I'd be happy to have that!
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#159288 - Mon Nov 09 2009 03:50 PM Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: lordparaffin]
phibes Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 07 2009
Loc: ky
Once again, thanks for the contributions, guys. I'm still not quite sure what I want to do with this sign, but I doubt I will worry about trying to restore it, at least not at present. If true fired-on porcelain repair can't be done, I can paint-match the rusted areas myself, and I don't know if I want to fool with it.

I may sell it. If anyone wants to make me an offer, feel free to contact me at gryvn@remington-rand.com I don't have a price in mind, just seeing if anyone wants it more than I do.

Other than that, thanks again for the kind welcome, and your thoughtful insights!

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#159391 - Tue Nov 10 2009 08:40 AM Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: phibes]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...rebend the flange and leave it alone...the graphics are cool - and if you don't have much in it, just enjoy the sign for what it is, a piece of history...after a while the flaws will bother you less and less...
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#160452 - Tue Nov 17 2009 01:58 PM Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: gulfiend!]
Tara Worsham Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Mar 10 2007
Loc: Decatur, IL
I'm with the "leave it alone" crowd. Personally, I'd rather have a rough sign than one that had been restored. Plus, most of the restorations I've seen have been pretty poor, in my opinion.

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