Oldgas.com Home

Home | Help | Events | Classifieds | Bookstore | Pictures | Auctions | Links | Collectors | Parts | Contact

Topic Options
#250770 - Tue Apr 26 2011 03:16 PM PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
In the Petro book "Encyclopedia of Petroliana Indentification & Price Guide" by Mark Anderton on Page 127 in the middle is Perhaps my favorite of all PENNZOIL signs. It was Porcelain and cut/drilled for neon.

So Saturday, I did the artwork clean-up of the graphics and printed my transparency for the overhead projector.
Saturday night, I traced the sign border/outline and then cut it out with my Jig-saw and painted it primer white (Zinnser 1,2,3) and let it dry overnight.

Sunday morning, I used an Oil based Poly Rust-Oleum Caution Yellow which I liked since it had an Amber tint like PENNZOIL Signs have. I let this dry until Monday afternoon.....

Monday afternoon, I reaffixed the sign back in front of the overhead again and traced out the detailed artwork. Later in the evening, I painted just the gloss red and let it dry overnight.....

Tuesday morning, I did the gloss black and it all came together. Liking how it came out......

It's 41.5" WIDE by 16.25" TALL ON 3/8" Med Density Board.

Was wondering if anybody has the same "REAL" sign in their Collection. Would be nice to see. The original was 92" x 36"


Value Questions and Showcase forums

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#250771 - Tue Apr 26 2011 03:18 PM Re: PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
eshaver Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Fine job young man, keep up the good woik ! Ed Shaver
see ya on the road folks !

#250777 - Tue Apr 26 2011 03:54 PM Re: PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL [Re: eshaver]
LOWright Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Your the man! When you told me about it, i was hoping that was the one. That would have been my choice. Looks killer!
Rare pumps, Chevrolet items, Goldon Tip Gasoline, Marathon (running man)
Cell # 1-502-396-3435 email lowright@aol.com

#250780 - Tue Apr 26 2011 04:08 PM Re: PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL [Re: LOWright]
DasFast1 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Kearney, NE

That's pretty cool! Make sure you date it now. We wouldn't want any of those decorators of the future thinking its real. Or I mean real old. LOL!!!!!
Life is like a video game. The more you play, the better you get!!!

#250842 - Tue Apr 26 2011 08:30 PM Re: PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL [Re: DasFast1]
Garage-A-GoGo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Feb 10 2009
Loc: Midwest
For the final touch you need to paint the backside to look like rusty metal!LOL
Very Nice Job!!!!


Click on magnifying glass icon on lower left to search eBay

Copyright © 2016 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved