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Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: roadrelics] #159129
Sun Nov 08 2009 02:50 PM
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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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Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: KZ1000] #159138
Sun Nov 08 2009 03:35 PM
Sun Nov 08 2009 03:35 PM
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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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Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: lordparaffin] #159288
Mon Nov 09 2009 02:50 PM
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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!

Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: phibes] #159391
Tue Nov 10 2009 07:40 AM
Tue Nov 10 2009 07:40 AM
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...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...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Goodyear Tire on Globe sign [Re: gulfiend!] #160452
Tue Nov 17 2009 12:58 PM
Tue Nov 17 2009 12:58 PM
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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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