Porcelain polish

Posted by: 56chiefstar

Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 11:00 AM

Is there anything that works and lasts to polish porcelain signs to bring out the color in slightly faded signs ?, Polish such as mothers polish doesn't work once its dried it doesn't look any different.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 01:32 PM

THIS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED BEFORE AND WHILE NO ONE COULD GIVE A SURE FIRE ANSWER OTHER THAN APPLYING A SPAR VARNISH TO RE-CREATE THE SHINE ON A FADED PORC SIGN THERE IS A PRODUCT CALLED HOWARD'S FEED-N-WAX WHICH IS MADE FOR WOOD PRIMARILY. IT IS MADE FROM A CITRUS BASE. BUT SOMEHOW, THE PRODUCT ALSO
WHEN APPLIED TO THE SURAFCE OF AN ACID RAIN FADED OUT PORC SIGN CREATES SOME MAGIC. WHILE IT DOES LAST QUITE A WHILE....IT ALSO ATTRACTS DUST....SO A YEARLY APPLICATION AND CLEANING IS LIKELY.

HOPE THIS HELPS!

AS A MATTER OF FACT I WILL BE USING MY FEED AND WAX ON A SIGN I PICKED UP TODAY...SO IT'LL BE FRESH IN MY MIND!

~DOC
Posted by: carzncoke

Re: Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 01:47 PM

I have had some success by spraying with Fantastic and adding Barkeepers polish which is a powder like Ajax. I then use very fine steel wool {0000} and work it very lightly in a circicular patern. I then clean with straight Fantastic. After drying I use regular polish. This works on light rust also.
Just my way of doing it.

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Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 04:01 PM

OKAY HERE IS THE D/S PORC SIGN I PICKED-UP LOCALLY THIS MORNING THAT I WON ON EBAY! IT'S 20" X 30" AND MIGHT BE FROM THE 1920'S BASED ON THE COLORS.

HERE IS SIDE ONE BEFORE:



AFTER USING SOME SPRAY ON CITRUS PAINT REMOVER AND CLEANING THAT OFF, I USED A PRODUCT CALLED SOFT SCRUB WITH BLEACH. I LET THAT SIT ON THERE FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND THEN USED A SCOTCH BRITE NO-SCRATCH SCOURING PAD. I RINSED AND DRIED IT AND APPLIED A SMALL AMOUNT OF HOWARD'S FEED-N-WAX AND BUFFED IT IN TO LOOK LIKE THIS IN THIS AFTER SHOT:



HERE IS SIDE TWO BEFORE:



AND WITH SAME APPLICATIONS MINUS THE PAINT REMOVER I GOT A SHINEY GLOSSY REBUST COLOR IN THIS AFTER SHOT:



YA GOTTA LOVE THAT SHINE!

~DOC
Posted by: RARIN TO GO

Re: Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 07:16 PM

I'm sold! Looks great Doc! I'm gonna print this page so I don't forget where I saw it and use it on a sign sometime. Thanks for sharing. And I like that sign!
chris
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 08:09 PM

WHAT IS ALSO GREAT ABOUT THE FEED-N-WAX BESIDES BRINGING BACK THE SHINE AND COLOR IS THE FACT THAT IT HIDES ALL THOSE NASTY SURFACE SCRATCHES PRETTY WELL TOO!

IT MAKES A GREAT DESSERT TOPPING TOO!


~DOC
Posted by: KZ1000

Re: Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 09:25 PM

For a simple quick fix, lay the sign in the sun and spray it with WD40, it soaks in and does a great job bringing the shine back out, Rick

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Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 09:36 PM

TRUE, BUT I'M PARTIAL TO THE CITRUS SMELL OF THE FEED-N-WAX!

~DOC
Posted by: 56chiefstar

Re: Porcelain polish - Thu Jun 26 2008 10:58 PM

WOW! That really looks good, have to try that on a sign I got coming in kind of faded.
Posted by: cormy

Re: Porcelain polish - Fri Jun 27 2008 10:17 AM

Been using Feed-N-Wax for years, it's nothing new.
Posted by: Jolly-John

Re: Porcelain polish - Fri Jun 27 2008 12:43 PM

Hi, Guys. Thanks for the super information. What kind of store usually handles this Howard's Feed-N-Wax? John
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Porcelain polish - Fri Jun 27 2008 01:46 PM

I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT IT'S AVAILABLE IN HOME DEPOT...MAYBE LOWE'S AS WELL? I BOUGHT A 1/2 GALLON ONLINE ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO. I LITTLE BIT GOES A LONG WAY!

~DOC
Posted by: strnge

Re: Porcelain polish - Tue Mar 29 2011 04:09 PM

Sorry to bring back an old post, but has anyone else tried this product?
Posted by: Loyd Pierce

Re: Porcelain polish - Tue Mar 29 2011 06:22 PM

DOC
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Porcelain polish - Tue Mar 29 2011 08:12 PM

I think he wants opinions other than my thumbs up on the stuff.
Posted by: strnge

Re: Porcelain polish - Wed Mar 30 2011 12:08 AM

DOC has the shine on the sign stayed?
Posted by: texaspelican

Re: Porcelain polish - Wed Mar 30 2011 07:07 AM

linseed oil will do the same.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Porcelain polish - Wed Mar 30 2011 08:33 AM

Originally Posted By: strnge
DOC has the shine on the sign stayed?


if the sign is outside in the sun and weather the shine lasts about 4-5 months and needs a re-apply. if the sign is inside, the shine lasts much longer! The Invader still looks good and shiny!