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#248570 - Mon Apr 18 2011 04:26 PM Mobil /Fort Richie Sign
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
pretty cool find i thought i would share,wow its a pain to get the paint off ,but rewarding! the frame is porcelain up top "blue porcelain" i thought that was different! i will post a pic when finished ,but at this rate, it will probably bee a few weeks!


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#248572 - Mon Apr 18 2011 04:36 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: DIESEL]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Is the sign porcelain as well? if not how are you removing the paint Chris?
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#248581 - Mon Apr 18 2011 04:56 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: 1970mach]
marxmobilgas Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
Chris
Citristrip worked well for my coke sign with house paint on it.

pleasant smell, apply and wait for it to fall off

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#248586 - Mon Apr 18 2011 05:21 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: marxmobilgas]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Yea Colin the sign is DSP porcelain & the whole frame is porcelain too,i have never seen that before-

mark i will have to try that,i went & bought paint thinner & have used a razor blade ,but its some work,hopefully that will be a easier way "using citristrip" i was also thinking about using a paint stripper "wipe on/wipe off action"
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#248627 - Mon Apr 18 2011 07:11 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: DIESEL]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Great Results from using "Citri-strip!"

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Took less than an hour to clean 'er up! smile
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#248674 - Mon Apr 18 2011 08:44 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
POUR the paint stripper on & move around w/ a brush. Keep out of direct sun as it will flash off before lifting paint, better yet pour on in evening & let sit overnight.
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#248682 - Mon Apr 18 2011 08:59 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: Dick Bennett]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
I agree with DB. I thought maybe the sign was painted. If both are porcelain it will not take too long with paint stripper. You can be done in an hour!
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#248685 - Mon Apr 18 2011 09:06 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: 1970mach]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Paint thinner isn't going to do too much. It's Lacquer thinner you want and can use on Porcelain. With Citri-strip, You spray it on and let it sit for 30-40 minutes and then wipe it off with rags and use a razor blade for the tough spots. Use the lacquer thinner to clean the sign off from the stripper residue. I wipe it down twice.
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#248702 - Mon Apr 18 2011 09:28 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
WHERE CAN THIS CITRI-STRIP BE FOUND.I AM UNFAMILIAR.LACQUER THINNER AND RAZOR BLADE HAS ALWAYS WORKED PRETTY WELL FOR ME.
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#248713 - Mon Apr 18 2011 09:38 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: moore798]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
In the last 10+ years most house paints are Vinyl Base, Paint Thinner is a waste of time & Lacquer Thinner will flash off too soon to be of any good

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#248772 - Tue Apr 19 2011 05:35 AM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: Dick Bennett]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Easy Off oven cleaner will work too, spray it on, wait 10-20 minutes, hose it off or wipe with steel mool
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#248785 - Tue Apr 19 2011 07:11 AM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: KZ1000]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
HOME DEPOT AND LOWE'S SHOULD HAVE THE "CITRI-STRIP." ABOUT $8-9 A CAN.

*It's aerosol BTW....not brush on!


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#248815 - Tue Apr 19 2011 09:23 AM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
jackofalltrades Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: West Michigan
Doc, that Coke sign is awesome. A nice find for sure.

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#248833 - Tue Apr 19 2011 11:26 AM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
BIGTOM Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Great Results from using "Citri-strip!"

BEFORE:


AFTER:


Took less than an hour to clean 'er up! smile


UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Even more incredible - that someone would do that to a sign like that. I guess it pretty much preserved the Coke artwork. GREAT results!!! The best thing about Citrus Strip is that it doesn't burn your hands, and the smell is great!!!

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#248848 - Tue Apr 19 2011 12:27 PM Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: DIESEL]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Heres 1 side ,looks as if sign was used as target practice lol! "WHO CAN HIT THE HORSEY", the other side looks alot nicer ,i will post a pic when completely finished! the stripper worked wonders & thanks again!


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