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#250770 - Tue Apr 26 2011 03:16 PM PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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"

Thanks!
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#250771 - Tue Apr 26 2011 03:18 PM Re: PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Fine job young man, keep up the good woik ! Ed Shaver
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#250777 - Tue Apr 26 2011 03:54 PM Re: PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL [Re: eshaver]
LOWright Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Doc,
Your the man! When you told me about it, i was hoping that was the one. That would have been my choice. Looks killer!
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#250780 - Tue Apr 26 2011 04:08 PM Re: PRETTY PAINTED PENNZOIL [Re: LOWright]
DasFast1 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Kearney, NE
Doc,

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!!!!!
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#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!!!!
Jim

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