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Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up #732895
Mon Jul 22 2019 03:04 AM
Mon Jul 22 2019 03:04 AM
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I've had this sign for about 5 or so years. Finally got around to cleaning it up. Pretty happy how it came out. Up close there is quite a bit of damage to the porcelain finish but I guess nothing that can be done about that.
I first used Barkeepers with 000 steel wool and lots of elbow grease. Especially to get the paint off the perimeter where someone must have painted the frame at one time and got all over the sign.
Then a mild rubbing compound and then a polishing compound and finished with a coat of wax. This took off quite a bit of the oxidation.

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Last edited by Steven C.; Mon Jul 22 2019 03:06 AM.

Steve Coppens
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Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #732898
Mon Jul 22 2019 05:20 AM
Mon Jul 22 2019 05:20 AM
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Green Bay, WI
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Night and Day difference Steve. Nicely Done

Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #732904
Mon Jul 22 2019 07:52 AM
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Looks great.

Greg

Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #732909
Mon Jul 22 2019 08:29 AM
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Amazing what elbow grease and will power can accomplish! Looks 100% better!


Regards, Jim

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Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #732923
Mon Jul 22 2019 10:58 AM
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Very nice!


Looking for NJ oil company related items (Mohawk, Guardian, Whiz, etc), Invader, Bulko and Freedom items, and foreign Gargoyle and Sinclair cans
Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #732931
Mon Jul 22 2019 01:55 PM
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very nice job Steve!


Thanks
Mike

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Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #732932
Mon Jul 22 2019 02:16 PM
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Michigan, Union Pier
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Way to go Steve! Looks great.


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Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #732933
Mon Jul 22 2019 02:52 PM
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Can't really see any difference.
Need to see it in person,so I'm sending you my Fedex account # so you can send it to me. wink


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Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #732944
Mon Jul 22 2019 03:53 PM
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Peotone Illinois U.S.A
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Looks awesome!!
Brian


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Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: Steven C.] #733086
Wed Jul 24 2019 09:32 PM
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Looks great!


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Re: Large Sunoco sign all cleaned up [Re: bsplichal95] #733294
Mon Jul 29 2019 06:33 AM
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Very nice job Steve


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