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Texaco Sign - 42"
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This is a sign I've owner for many years. The one side is very good with a few chips. The other side has a couple of black swirl marks which are on top of the porcelain. I tried lacquer thinner but it didn't cut it. $2000. Pick up here (Monroe, Michigan, fifteen miles north of Toledo, Ohio and thirty five miles south of Detroit, just off I-75).

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Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
RogerV #734509 Mon Aug 19 2019 09:48 AM
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Bar keepers friend and fine steel wool works great for rust etc.


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Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
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any date marked on it ? thx


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RogerV #734526 Mon Aug 19 2019 03:24 PM
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Good looking sign...getting tough to find in good condition. I agree a little bar keepers friend and plenty of elbow grease would probably take the swirls marks right off.

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Seems like I remember the name but don't know what it is nor where you find it.

Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
RogerV #734540 Mon Aug 19 2019 06:20 PM
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You should be able to find Barkeepers Friend at grocery stores, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

https://www.barkeepersfriend.com/

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Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
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Personally not my first choice. It tends to dull the porcelain in my experience.


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Done4 #734544 Mon Aug 19 2019 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Done4
Personally not my first choice. It tends to dull the porcelain in my experience.


ditto .. ... cool


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Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
advertologist #734547 Mon Aug 19 2019 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by advertologist
Originally Posted by Done4
Personally not my first choice. It tends to dull the porcelain in my experience.


ditto .. ... cool


So what is your first choice then?

Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
RogerV #734548 Mon Aug 19 2019 07:37 PM
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Automotive buffing compound for me. I use the heavier stuff.


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Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
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I have had some good results using WD40 and steel wool. Seems to dissolve and lift off residues with minimal abrasion. Have not found anything to address signs that were subjected to high heat though. I have a nice porcelain flange sign that was used as a blocker between a wood stove and a wood pile. What a shame. Any ideas on that situation appreciated.

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Roger,

I am interested in your sign. I sent you a private message. It is the blinking envelope at the top of this page, near your name.

Thanks,
Steve


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Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
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Originally Posted by advertologist
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Personally not my first choice. It tends to dull the porcelain in my experience.


ditto .. ... cool


Regardless of what works best for you try using gel-gloss on it as a polish,makes your sign shine like a diamond in a billy goats butt!

Find it at lowes or home depot--very reasonable priced.

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Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
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Frank, does the Gel-Gloss leave any residue you can feel with your fingers? And, does it get smeary? I haven't used this product, and would like to give your suggestion a try. Oops...sorry if we're stealing Roger's thread by accident. But, we do keep bringing it up to the top! Thanks. John

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Re: Texaco Sign - 42"
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My experience is that it does not leave any residue that you can feel and it does not smear. It works great in the shower,stove top,granite etc.We have used it for
many years.

Try it,i think you will be pleased.


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