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Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: Dick Bennett] #562027
Wed Aug 20 2014 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett

Never heard of it raining/hailing Pennies.



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Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: Redfishangler] #562065
Wed Aug 20 2014 09:04 AM
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WHO'S HE?

Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: Dick Bennett] #562083
Wed Aug 20 2014 10:28 AM
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Not me for sure... I don't have that much hair. wink That photo is of a very young Bing Crosby.

Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: Redfishangler] #562091
Wed Aug 20 2014 10:43 AM
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Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin did a more contemporary version.

Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: Gasman84470] #563212
Mon Aug 25 2014 10:19 AM
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Da - hail with the hail ! Last night I installed jumpers and tested all the letters . Turns out 4 were broken . Took them to the neon guy and he was able fix them all this morning. I waited , shut up , watched and learned while he fixed them , each were cut ,new electrodes fused on , a drop of mercury was added then gas filled, tested and the ends painted . He fixed them all for $50.00 , I asked him if if he will ever sell his business and equipment , and he thinks in 5-10 years he will as he is 64 he told me . Might be a good retirement hobby like he has done. All in all I am happy he fixed me up .

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I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: 47reo-travis] #563213
Mon Aug 25 2014 10:30 AM
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Man I've put off repairing a sign and that's all it takes? And that little time! I need to get that tube replaced sooner rather than later.

Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: Gasman84470] #563391
Tue Aug 26 2014 12:08 AM
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Out my way that would have cost $50.00 to $80.00 a letter.


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Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: Dave's Garage] #563639
Tue Aug 26 2014 08:21 PM
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Usually cost me about 80 a letter.


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Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: JUNK KING] #563654
Tue Aug 26 2014 10:55 PM
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I have had a break or two in a couple beer bar signs. Cost $40-$60 to fix.
Most materials are very cheap. It is the labor time.
I think my neon guy is around the same age and every year talks about selling but I think he loves the art of it too much.

Re: Sinclair neon take a beating from the hail . [Re: 47reo-travis] #563658
Wed Aug 27 2014 02:00 AM
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Good deal on the repair.It could have been a lot worse.When I taught high school back in the day we received NEW cars every year for the students to "play with". All were hail damaged.I remembered several years ago when a hail storm messed up a lot of bikes, cars and destroyed singage at Sturgis during Bikeweek.You can view it on youtube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tZClSpk-BU
Nice sign Travis.
Dave


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