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#1910 - Thu Jun 26 2008 11:00 AM Porcelain polish
56chiefstar Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 25 2006
Loc: Adelanto Ca USA
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.

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#1911 - Thu Jun 26 2008 01:32 PM Re: Porcelain polish
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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
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#1912 - Thu Jun 26 2008 01:47 PM Re: Porcelain polish
carzncoke Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 22 2008
Loc: new church,va USA
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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#1913 - Thu Jun 26 2008 04:01 PM Re: Porcelain polish
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#1914 - Thu Jun 26 2008 07:16 PM Re: Porcelain polish
RARIN TO GO Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
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

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#1915 - Thu Jun 26 2008 08:09 PM Re: Porcelain polish
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#1916 - Thu Jun 26 2008 09:25 PM Re: Porcelain polish
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
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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#1917 - Thu Jun 26 2008 09:36 PM Re: Porcelain polish
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
TRUE, BUT I'M PARTIAL TO THE CITRUS SMELL OF THE FEED-N-WAX!

~DOC
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#1918 - Thu Jun 26 2008 10:58 PM Re: Porcelain polish
56chiefstar Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jun 25 2006
Loc: Adelanto Ca USA
WOW! That really looks good, have to try that on a sign I got coming in kind of faded.

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#1919 - Fri Jun 27 2008 10:17 AM Re: Porcelain polish
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
Been using Feed-N-Wax for years, it's nothing new.

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#1920 - Fri Jun 27 2008 12:43 PM Re: Porcelain polish
Jolly-John Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 10 2007
Loc: Plover, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Hi, Guys. Thanks for the super information. What kind of store usually handles this Howard's Feed-N-Wax? John

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#1921 - Fri Jun 27 2008 01:46 PM Re: Porcelain polish
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#244094 - Tue Mar 29 2011 04:09 PM Re: Porcelain polish [Re: cormy]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Sorry to bring back an old post, but has anyone else tried this product?
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#244134 - Tue Mar 29 2011 06:22 PM Re: Porcelain polish [Re: strnge]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
DOC
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#244173 - Tue Mar 29 2011 08:12 PM Re: Porcelain polish [Re: Loyd Pierce]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I think he wants opinions other than my thumbs up on the stuff.
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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