Mel and I picked these up on the last second Sunday we went to. Though I know metal sign purists say “Don’t change the sign or fix it” but I do not subscribe to the same rule of thought. I want to make sure the things I hang in my house are in the best possible shape they can be in. On these two signs I didn’t need to restore the “Crush” sign but the Pepsi sign had a lot of rust on it and I wanted to clean it up. I sanded any rough spots and taped off any areas I didn’t want to paint. I then used an bisque colored appliance paint and here we are.
Oh lord – you’re an artist TOO?! What DON’T you do?! I think you should have your own TV show! That American Restoration guy’s got nuthin on YOU! Great job on the signs, and I’m with you on restoring & bringing the old into the now. There are traditionalists that cringe at the site of a paint brush or a piece of sandpaper but I think this new generation does still appreciate the vintage but do not like that “mildery” (I made that word up ;- ) beat up OLD look. Another job well done Hepcat!