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#390136 - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:19 AM Just bought my first sign
SKomatinsky Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 14 2012
Loc: Humble, TX
Just picked up this large Magnolia sign and was my first jump into signs. Sign is 12ft long and 22" tall. It is beat up in some spots, but is pretty neat because it is all embossed. Both of the Pegaus' are in pretty good shape and also embossed.

I have two Magnolene lube carts that I will put below this and maybe even do one of my gas pumps in Magnolia to match.

Any information regarding how to clean this up would be appreciated. I am also considering restoring some of the parts missing porcelin, so feedback on this would also be good.


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#390137 - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:20 AM Re: Just bought my first sign [Re: SKomatinsky]
SKomatinsky Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 14 2012
Loc: Humble, TX
I am also putting a post in the Value forum so your feedback on that would also be valued.

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#390140 - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:26 AM Re: Just bought my first sign [Re: SKomatinsky]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
If the sign were mine... I would use a little mild dish detergent(like Dawn) to remove any "loose" dirt/debris, dry it with a soft rag (cotton diaper). And then display it...

I would not attempt to repair any damage...

But, that is what I would do if the sign were mine....
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#390161 - Wed Jan 30 2013 11:04 AM Re: Just bought my first sign [Re: Bob Richards]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Is the sign really porcelain or is it painted tin? If it is painted, I wouldn't suggest doing any touch-ups as it is not easily reversible, so if you ever had to sell the sign it would affect resale value. Touch ups on porcelain are reversible and wouldn't affect resale, as much any ways. I would suggest leaving the sign as-is personally.
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#390169 - Wed Jan 30 2013 11:43 AM Re: Just bought my first sign [Re: DWSheffer]
rogerg Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 19 2013
Loc: AccountLockedAgain!!!!!!
agree with bob

wash it leave it

else paint damage

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#390171 - Wed Jan 30 2013 11:48 AM Re: Just bought my first sign [Re: rogerg]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Wash it and a little rubbing compound to remove the rust spots if Porcelain.
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#390176 - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:27 PM Re: Just bought my first sign [Re: Craig Osbeck]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
Wash it and a little rubbing compound to remove the rust spots if Porcelain.


I wouldn't use anything with a cutter if tin.. cool


Edited by advertologist (Wed Jan 30 2013 12:40 PM)
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#390228 - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:44 PM Re: Just bought my first sign [Re: advertologist]
SKomatinsky Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 14 2012
Loc: Humble, TX
Many thanks for advice from everyone. Although the sign is porcelin, I appreciate everyone playing out both scenarios.

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