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#730615 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?
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Re: Gas Station Banners
GASandOIL #730623 Fri Jun 07 2019 05:58 AM
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In the words of the Beatles-- Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be, whisper words of wisdom, let it be.....


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GASandOIL #730627 Fri Jun 07 2019 07:05 AM
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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......
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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
GASandOIL #730638 Fri Jun 07 2019 05:31 PM
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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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