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Mobil /Fort Richie Sign #248570
Mon Apr 18 2011 02:26 PM
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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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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: DIESEL] #248572
Mon Apr 18 2011 02:36 PM
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Is the sign porcelain as well? if not how are you removing the paint Chris?


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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: 1970mach] #248581
Mon Apr 18 2011 02:56 PM
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Citristrip worked well for my coke sign with house paint on it.

pleasant smell, apply and wait for it to fall off

Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: marxmobilgas] #248586
Mon Apr 18 2011 03:21 PM
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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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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: DIESEL] #248627
Mon Apr 18 2011 05:11 PM
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Great Results from using "Citri-strip!"

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AFTER:


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


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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #248674
Mon Apr 18 2011 06:44 PM
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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.

Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: Dick Bennett] #248682
Mon Apr 18 2011 06:59 PM
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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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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: 1970mach] #248685
Mon Apr 18 2011 07:06 PM
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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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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #248702
Mon Apr 18 2011 07:28 PM
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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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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: moore798] #248713
Mon Apr 18 2011 07:38 PM
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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

Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: Dick Bennett] #248772
Tue Apr 19 2011 03:35 AM
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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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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: KZ1000] #248785
Tue Apr 19 2011 05:11 AM
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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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Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #248815
Tue Apr 19 2011 07:23 AM
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Doc, that Coke sign is awesome. A nice find for sure.

Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #248833
Tue Apr 19 2011 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Great Results from using "Citri-strip!"

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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!!!

Re: Mobil /Fort Richie Sign [Re: DIESEL] #248848
Tue Apr 19 2011 10:27 AM
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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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