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#395934 - Wed Feb 20 2013 07:48 PM Buick neon sign
Rust and Dust Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
Hey guys i just pulled the trigger on this sign and am haveing a little stage fright. I was Under the gun and had to get it. All the letters light up except the c and i. What a sign like this worth as it sits and then with all neon lit.
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#395946 - Wed Feb 20 2013 08:09 PM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Rust and Dust]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Is there any place where the rest of the sign mounted? Letters lighting up is not a big thing, You can test each one by themselves or if the whole thing is hooked up to one transformer then there is a possible break in there.
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#396014 - Thu Feb 21 2013 07:39 AM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Rust and Dust Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
No this is all Thats left of the sign
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#396022 - Thu Feb 21 2013 08:10 AM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Rust and Dust]
Rust and Dust Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
I paid 600 for it is that crazy.


Edited by Rust and Dust (Thu Feb 21 2013 08:11 AM)
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#396030 - Thu Feb 21 2013 08:28 AM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Rust and Dust]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Want your $600 back? LOL
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#396035 - Thu Feb 21 2013 08:44 AM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: K W FRITH]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Clean this up and start looking for the rest, surprisingly enough parts to signs show up.
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#396065 - Thu Feb 21 2013 10:29 AM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Rust and Dust Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
No im gonna have to hold it am i safe at 1000 the neon repairs gonna run me up
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#396070 - Thu Feb 21 2013 10:51 AM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Rust and Dust]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Neon repair should not run over $70.00 per unit, and I think you at the most would need two. Take everything off the sign, clean with rubbing compound (light), Check each piece by itself with the transformer and find out which piece is bad. If all light up by themselves, then check your wiring inside, may just have a bad connection.
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#396074 - Thu Feb 21 2013 11:28 AM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Rust and Dust Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
10/4 thx craig im a neon virgin always stay away because of the feer factor.
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#396083 - Thu Feb 21 2013 12:32 PM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Rust and Dust]
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Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Syracuse,NY USA
"Neon Virgin". I love that name,maybe a good name for a band. LOL
PS at six hundred I would double your money
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#396088 - Thu Feb 21 2013 12:51 PM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Gas stuff.com]
Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 01 2012
Loc: www.mancaveshoppe.com email:bi...
Heya Jonathan,
Neon Porcelain signs are the top of the top for most sign collectors.
Even as dirty as your is, you can still see very good color and there is not a huge ammount of chips and you said all the tubes are still there with the balasts.
IMO You did Great!

??Any idea of the year and what size is it??

Your no longer a Neon virgin but I am and I can't wait to pop that cherry! Hopefully I will do as good as you.
Now go pop a beer at night, and light it up and sit in a chair and stare at it for a while with a smile on your face.


Edited by Man-Cave-Shoppe (Thu Feb 21 2013 09:31 PM)
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#396200 - Thu Feb 21 2013 07:01 PM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
At $600 I think its safe too say you did well smile
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#396215 - Thu Feb 21 2013 07:19 PM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: gasoildude]
coheley5 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
I am glad some one local got that sign ,I looked at it last week and passed but the neon zone in woodstock GA done some repair for me on a large sign and did a great job at a fair price.I took the letters out and carried them by and they remade them. If you take your time they are not that hard to put back into place.Of course they also take whole signs and do all the repair.
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#396279 - Thu Feb 21 2013 09:19 PM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: coheley5]
Rust and Dust Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
I emailed the guy and waited 4days for a reply figured it was gone. He just hadnt checked his email yet. But i was the fourth email of 50 the first 3 guys didnt answer. And the grammy goes to Rust and Dust. I had no choice but to buy it over the phone which i dont like to do i need to see stuff first to be really comfortable. But when am i gonna have another one of these come up for sale 30 minutes from my house. Bringing it home tommarow morn will post pictures of it lit and in its new home.


Edited by Rust and Dust (Thu Feb 21 2013 09:20 PM)
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#396342 - Fri Feb 22 2013 08:33 AM Re: Buick neon sign [Re: Rust and Dust]
Dr Dave Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 28 2011
Loc: Georgia
Cool sign Jon!
You said you were "under the gun" to buy it. You wife really used a gun and forced you?! lol
I found a picture of the complete sign (likely you have already seen similar.)
Good purchase!


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