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Flat '21 Bell AT&T sign 11x11"
« on: November 25, 2017, 12:47:36 AM »
The flanged version of this sign is common, the flat one is harder to find.  I prefer flat signs-they are easier to display than the flanged versions.  This one has a few issues but the price was right.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/253269893518?
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 12:50:44 AM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Flat '21 Bell AT&T sign 11x11"
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 06:52:43 PM »
Sign arrived today.  Looks as though a lot of the damage is actually dirt.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 06:57:22 PM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Flat '21 Bell AT&T sign 11x11"
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 07:08:42 PM »
Cleaned up nicely.  The "dirt" was most likely some sort of bird dropping.  I soaked it in warm water with dish-washing soap and scrubbed it with a 3-M pad.  I spot cleaned the stains with baking soda and water.  The surface of the sign where the dirt is is degraded.  The shine is off the porcelain and it is pitted/rough.  Ammonia will damage a sign, and bird droppings contain ammonia.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 10:31:47 AM by Sargeguy »
Greg Sargeant
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Re: Flat '21 Bell AT&T sign 11x11"
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 07:22:43 PM »
Details of the damage:
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Re: Flat '21 Bell AT&T sign 11x11"
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 03:21:52 PM »
Eazy-Off Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner helped with the yellow stain around the crack
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Re: Flat '21 Bell AT&T sign 11x11"
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 02:12:44 AM »
It looks great now Greg.
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Re: Flat '21 Bell AT&T sign 11x11"
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 08:14:31 AM »
Soft scrub works good also.

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Re: Flat '21 Bell AT&T sign 11x11"
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 08:47:45 PM »
Eazy-Off Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner helped with the yellow stain around the crack

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