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Porcelain polish #1910
Thu Jun 26 2008 09:00 AM
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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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Re: Porcelain polish #1911
Thu Jun 26 2008 11:32 AM
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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!

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Re: Porcelain polish #1912
Thu Jun 26 2008 11:47 AM
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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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Re: Porcelain polish #1913
Thu Jun 26 2008 02:01 PM
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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!

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Re: Porcelain polish #1914
Thu Jun 26 2008 05:16 PM
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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

Re: Porcelain polish #1915
Thu Jun 26 2008 06:09 PM
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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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Re: Porcelain polish #1916
Thu Jun 26 2008 07:25 PM
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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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Re: Porcelain polish #1917
Thu Jun 26 2008 07:36 PM
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TRUE, BUT I'M PARTIAL TO THE CITRUS SMELL OF THE FEED-N-WAX!

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Re: Porcelain polish #1918
Thu Jun 26 2008 08:58 PM
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WOW! That really looks good, have to try that on a sign I got coming in kind of faded.

Re: Porcelain polish #1919
Fri Jun 27 2008 08:17 AM
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Been using Feed-N-Wax for years, it's nothing new.

Re: Porcelain polish #1920
Fri Jun 27 2008 10:43 AM
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Hi, Guys. Thanks for the super information. What kind of store usually handles this Howard's Feed-N-Wax? John

Re: Porcelain polish #1921
Fri Jun 27 2008 11:46 AM
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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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Re: Porcelain polish [Re: cormy] #244094
Tue Mar 29 2011 02:09 PM
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Sorry to bring back an old post, but has anyone else tried this product?


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Re: Porcelain polish [Re: strnge] #244134
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Re: Porcelain polish [Re: Loyd Pierce] #244173
Tue Mar 29 2011 06:12 PM
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I think he wants opinions other than my thumbs up on the stuff.


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