Sign Restoration Project 2012

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Updates

2/7-9/13: The sign is finished!
12/20-22/12: White letters painted onto sign. Chalk outline to be cleaned after paint dries.
11/15/12: Online plus offline donations total over $5000. Letterer contacted.
10/2/12: Final flats colored, ready for lettering
9/27/12: New bottom finished and attached
9/2/12: Surface blasted and bottom of music note removed due to rust
8/28/12: New inserts received
8/25/12: Neon light bulbs removed, letters traced, sign is ready for blasting and repainting
8/15/12: Indiegogo campaign started
8/6-10/12: Original inserts removed, their design submitted for remaking new and more durable inserts

 

Sign Restoration Gallery

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Finished Sign Neon Progress Letter Progress

Finished Sign

Neon Progress

Letter Progress

Flat Colors Flat Colors Flat Colors

Letters Painted

Chalk Outline

Flat Colors

 

Bottom Comparison White Primer Rusted Inside

Comparison

White Primer

Rusted Inside

 

Removed Rust After Blasting New Inserts

Rusted Bottom

After Blasting

New Insert Copy

 

Ready to repaint Tracing letters Removing bulbs

Ready for paint

Letter tracing

Removing glass

 

Design for inserts The sign now The sign then

Inserts

Before restoration

Original sign