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Fitting porcelain signs
#762237 Sat Mar 27 2021 10:29 AM
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Anyone have any pointers on fitting the "contains lead" porcelain signs to a curved surface?

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Re: Fitting porcelain signs
KevinD #762238 Sat Mar 27 2021 10:56 AM
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you can't put a flat sign on a curved pump without damaging the porcelain .. ... cool

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Re: Fitting porcelain signs
KevinD #762245 Sat Mar 27 2021 02:09 PM
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I’ve had some luck curving reproduction porcelain signs. I heat them up to 180f and then place a 2x4 of either side and then slowly apply pressure to the middle.I usually re heat them about three times before you get enough of a curve. I’ve never tried with an original sign so I can’t say if that will hold up.

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You can do it with tie down straps, have done it many times. If I get out into the shop tomorrow I’ll take a couple of pics. Don’t like the large reproduction ones they don’t fit that well.


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KevinD #762271 Sun Mar 28 2021 08:43 AM
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Thanks guys! It worked! Used the ratchet straps and a little heat (not much) and curved it around an old auger tube. Thanks again for the ideas!!


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