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Gas Station Banners #730615
Thu Jun 06 2019 08:20 PM
Thu Jun 06 2019 08:20 PM
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Just picked up an old gas station banner, looks to be cloth, pretty dirty - has anyone ever tried cleaning these if so, how? Or should I just let it be?
Thanks,
Wade

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Re: Gas Station Banners [Re: GASandOIL] #730623
Fri Jun 07 2019 05:58 AM
Fri Jun 07 2019 05:58 AM
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Re: Gas Station Banners [Re: GASandOIL] #730627
Fri Jun 07 2019 07:05 AM
Fri Jun 07 2019 07:05 AM
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Hillsdale, Michigan
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Agree 100%, do NOT try to clean it! I have a beautiful Socony banner with Pegasus from 1934 that has a lot of red on it. I tried to spot clean it when I got it and started to see red on my cleaning cloth immediately. Luckily I stopped quick enough that I didn't ruin it. I've never heard of a successful method of cleaning banners personally......
Darin


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Re: Gas Station Banners [Re: GASandOIL] #730630
Fri Jun 07 2019 09:08 AM
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Thanks guys...letting it be...leaving it as is...

Re: Gas Station Banners [Re: GASandOIL] #730638
Fri Jun 07 2019 05:31 PM
Fri Jun 07 2019 05:31 PM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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...if the fabric is good, you can use a lint roller to clean the loose stuff...but the inks (dyes?) used on some banners were not that colorfast...


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