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Vintage Aluminum Signs

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by slappy, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    There was a thread going about a month maybe two months ago on making old aluminum signs and i've searched signs101 today with

    vintage
    faux
    aluminum

    and i still can't find the thread. Any ideas where it went?? I heard aluminum and vinegar... but would like to verify this.
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    We use vinegar to prep certain substrates, the main one being galvanized. However, it cuts through a lot of stuff. Maybe it helps to cut paint and give the illusion of faded paint or something. Hope ya find it.
     
  3. Terremoto

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    I too find the search on this forum real hit and miss.

    Dan
     
  4. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    what kind of info about vintage aluminum signs are you looking for?
     
  5. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    just basically how to make them look old or rustic. Like lake signs, cabin signs etc.

    I'd like to start painting again. I haven't done it since high school. I'm wanting to get into aluminum and wooden signs. I read in signcraft that one guy uses dirt to age the paint. I tried it last year on something and it turned out great. I just want to get a little more info on what all can be done to distress signs
     
  6. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    A hammer
     
  7. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    The Key Word(s) for your search is "Distressed" or "Distressed Signs".
     
  8. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Sometimes it's easier to do a Google search and add Signs101 as the last term.
     
  9. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    +1 I have a tough time with the search too.

    Try this on google

    Site:http://www.signs101.com distressed
     
  10. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    THE go to guy for this.....is MARK FAIR.........
    http://www.markfair.com
    you can call him or email him he will tell you what you need to know.......
     
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