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Restore or do not restore ?
#721693 Wed Dec 19 2018 10:25 PM
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Ok, may have asked this years ago, but now I am thinking of selling some of my stuff and would like to keep one side of this. Should I restore and put the neon on, or put the neon on and leave alone. TRUST me not many people want a hammered sign with neon that is for sure, but am willing to listen. This is a very rare sign for the Fleetwing guys for sure. Thoughts ??

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Re: Restore or do not restore ?
Craig Osbeck #721695 Wed Dec 19 2018 10:53 PM
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It’s a beautiful sign. I’d be interested as it sits. smile

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Craig Osbeck #721903 Sun Dec 23 2018 12:07 PM
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If I was going to keep it for display my vote would be to restore. For sure if you are going to do the neon. Every time I walked by it I could only think what it could of looked like restored if it wasn't.


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Craig Osbeck #721905 Sun Dec 23 2018 12:49 PM
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Yes, Lloyd the same thought, but going to sell this side I believe. Thanks


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Craig Osbeck #721907 Sun Dec 23 2018 02:21 PM
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I just hate to see signs like this separated....but will look killer restored!


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Loyd Pierce #721908 Sun Dec 23 2018 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Loyd Pierce
If I was going to keep it for display my vote would be to restore. For sure if you are going to do the neon. Every time I walked by it I could only think what it could of looked like restored if it wasn't.


ditto .. ... cool

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Craig Osbeck #721910 Sun Dec 23 2018 02:58 PM
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I have been collecting just under 40 years. what I have seen through the years is when it's restored yes looks great but they just don't sell. For the amount of money it cost to do it me not worth it unless you don't care if you ever sell it or for what cost. Match the color and just touch up without filler at least they can see damage and hanging in the air it will look kust fine. Just my opinion.

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Craig Osbeck #721916 Sun Dec 23 2018 04:38 PM
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Put the neon on it and enjoy. Touch it up with Testors paint but dont restore it. My 2 cents.

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Craig Osbeck #721944 Sun Dec 23 2018 09:37 PM
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I personally would leave it as is and put neon on it. When neon is lit, it takes some of the 'scars' away. However, if you want it to look better I agree with Wocopep 100%. Just touch it up with paint, so it can always be removed.

I also would not tear an original sign in half to sell one side. These things are only original once.

Just my preference and 2 cents,
Steve

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