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Best way to clean crud off of signs
#741625 Fri Jan 03 2020 12:21 PM
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I just acquired a 10' x 1' porcelain Standard Oil Company sign that was buried in dirt for the last 30-40 years. There is minimal rust, but a lot of "crud" from being buried for so long. I have been washing with soap and water, but some of it is really stuck on. I currently have it covered with damp towels to try to soften the crud.

I thought about using my power washer, but don't want to mess it up.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Best way to clean crud off of signs
tallgrass #741626 Fri Jan 03 2020 12:52 PM
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Welcome to Oldgas. Here is a thread regarding the cleaning of porcelain signs. You might try the search button for more assistance. Good luck!

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=739443&page=1


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Re: Best way to clean crud off of signs
tallgrass #741630 Fri Jan 03 2020 03:08 PM
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Take some pictures along the way and see if there are stains on the back side that will provide a preliminary test site for what ever you decide. I have had luck with stripper on paint and oven cleaner on stains IF the sign is porcelain.

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tallgrass #741635 Fri Jan 03 2020 04:38 PM
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I used a google search after I asked and found several threads on here. Barkeepers Friend and a scotch brite pad are doing a good job.

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Please post a picture of the sign if you can.

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Originally Posted by Gas Pump Rob
Please post a picture of the sign if you can. Rob


.. ... cool

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=128516&Number=741673#Post741673


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tallgrass #741778 Mon Jan 06 2020 07:03 AM
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Zud is really good on porcelain.

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tallgrass #741801 Mon Jan 06 2020 05:16 PM
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How about a little bit of Comet cleanser, water from a spray bottle, and a fine grade 3M pad.


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After cleaning my sign I think elbow grease is the most successful.


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