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Neon Signs Club- Show us your glow!

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    #1851 1 year ago
    Quoted from Sarge:

    Nite-lite [quoted image]

    Hahahahahahaaa - AWESOME!!

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    #1852 1 year ago

    Tough act to follow! Minor splurging this week

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    #1853 1 year ago
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    #1854 1 year ago
    Quoted from Riefepeters:

    Boom sha ka la ka!!! It took me like 2 hours, but I got this thing hauled into the basement and hung on the wall. I’m just glad I lined the walls with hickory recently and didn’t have to find studs. Getting this up today was not as bad as I though it was going to be.
    I wish it wasn’t hidden slightly by a pin, but what can you do…this light is 4’ by 6’
    Still have some cleaning up to do and I’ll build a walnut/hickory box to hide the transformers as well as an acrylic shield so my kids don’t demolish it!! Baby steps…

    I’m glad I saved you the burden!!
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    Do you know the history of the jukebox neon? From a closed restaurant or bar?
    Beautiful is a understatement !

    #1855 1 year ago
    Quoted from ultimategameroom:

    Do you know the history of the jukebox neon? From a closed restaurant or bar?
    Beautiful is a understatement !

    I know nothing other than a gentleman was a collector of a lot of things. He had a few older pinballs and lots of traffic lights and gum all machines and …well… like 3 small warehouses of stuff. He found this along the way. He passed a few years ago. Niece and nephew are clearing estate.

    I picked up the jukebox neon for $500. Definitely vintage and needs to be cleaned up. But I like!

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    #1856 1 year ago

    Here is my arcade sign. Was from a night club I was partners with. Seemed like a good name for my arcade It was broken when I got it. My cousin use to hand make neon signs and she re-built this one for me.

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    #1857 1 year ago
    Quoted from Riefepeters:

    I know nothing other than a gentleman was a collector of a lot of things. He had a few older pinballs and lots of traffic lights and gum all machines and …well… like 3 small warehouses of stuff. He found this along the way. He passed a few years ago. Niece and nephew are clearing estate.
    I picked up the jukebox neon for $500. Definitely vintage and needs to be cleaned up. But I like!

    In my opinion that was a bargain. I would have guessed $1500-2000.
    You scored big! Congratulations!

    #1858 1 year ago
    Quoted from PhillyArcade:

    Here is my arcade sign. Was from a night club I was partners with

    It wasn't by chance the Playpen in Wildwood Crest NJ?

    That was a huge nightclub with big rock bands playing there in the 80's

    #1859 1 year ago
    Quoted from ckcsm:

    It wasn't by chance the Playpen in Wildwood Crest NJ?
    That was a huge nightclub with big rock bands playing there in the 80's

    Yup that's it! I went in partners with some guys and we bought and ran it in the late 90's for about 6 years. That sign is famous that's why I had to have it. We changed the name to H20 and Hill 16. It was Cheers and Playpen. The last owner left pretty much everything and walked away from it. I was looking in some file cabinets and he was pulling in over 100K a night on the weekends back then in the 80's Some weekends 200K plus. Stupid money a night back then.

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    #1860 1 year ago

    Saw this on FB Market, thought it was cool.

    Very cool, but not $850 cool.

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    #1861 1 year ago

    Found a sweet new neon for Centaur. Three down, two to go!

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    #1862 1 year ago

    KISS neon guitar sign at my bar in East Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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    #1863 1 year ago
    Quoted from 29REO:

    KISS neon guitar sign

    Freakin' awesome!

    #1864 1 year ago
    Quoted from 29REO:

    KISS neon guitar sign at my bar in East Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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    This is legit!

    I would love on of these.

    #1866 1 year ago

    Another

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    #1867 1 year ago

    Good advertising

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    #1868 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Good advertising
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    Perfect!~

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    #1869 1 year ago

    This is my dads in his music room

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    #1870 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    This is my dads in his music room

    The sweat sound of a panhead is music to our ears.

    LTG : )

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    #1871 1 year ago

    ok..awesome stuff here..hope the LED haters moved on (fat chance!)..check this shit out..had a custom cassette topper made for my Guardians of the Galaxy pro. On etsy..but I payed an extra $75 to make it 5" bigger (19.5" wide). It's the coolest homemade decoration I've ever owned. $275 shipped from Turkey (got here in 1 week!) I had him do a few custom things to it..marvel logo and the cursive bold, like the film.

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    #1872 1 year ago

    That’s awesome!

    Quoted from KING-HENRY:ok..awesome stuff here..hope the LED haters moved on (fat chance!)..check this shit out..had a custom cassette topper made for my Guardians of the Galaxy pro. On etsy..but I payed an extra $75 to make it 5" bigger (19.5" wide). It's the coolest homemade decoration I've ever owned. $275 shipped from Turkey (got here in 1 week!) I had him do a few custom things to it..marvel logo and the cursive bold, like the film.
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    #1874 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    That’s awesome!

    thanks man! It looks even better in person!

    #1875 1 year ago
    Quoted from KING-HENRY:

    thanks man! It looks even better in person!

    That's always the case with neon and even LED, pictures never do them justice!

    2 weeks later
    #1876 1 year ago

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    #1877 1 year ago

    Adding to an original Dekkers Heineken neon I posted a while ago. This Lagunitas was new in box, hence it still has the foam behind the tubes in the photo, and is so bright! The difference in workmanship between the ones available currently from China and this one are night and day. Very nicely made, and even has the original outer shipping carton with customer "Heineken" printed on it, as they handle Lagunitas in Europe I believe.
    And also, not neon, but a glow.. an original Weihenstephan with 12" fluorescent tube inside, bargain pick-up, should be nice alongside the others on a wall.

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    #1878 1 year ago

    I found this one at a flea market.
    The price was too good to pass up.
    I need to make a frame and get a transformer for it.

    I know....it's kind of a weird theme. almost ironic for a pinball room.

    but it is a cool shade of blue.
    supposedly it came from a department store in Easton PA.

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    #1879 1 year ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    I found this one at a flea market.
    The price was too good to pass up.
    I need to make a frame and get a transformer for it.
    I know....it's kind of a weird theme. almost ironic for a pinball room.
    but it is a cool shade of blue.
    supposedly it came from a department store in Easton PA.[quoted image]

    Nice blue color.

    Weird themes? I've been in negotiations to get this 4 footer and I'm really not sure why?

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    #1880 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    I'm really not sure why?
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    Why ? Here's your sign.

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    #1881 1 year ago

    Hey, there's a pizza restaurant neon sign for Rocky Rococo's for free in WI. PM for details. The letters atters are about 18 inches high and the sign is about 17 feet long.

    #1882 1 year ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    I found this one at a flea market.
    The price was too good to pass up.
    I need to make a frame and get a transformer for it.
    I know....it's kind of a weird theme. almost ironic for a pinball room.
    but it is a cool shade of blue.
    supposedly it came from a department store in Easton PA.[quoted image]

    Boscov's...

    #1884 1 year ago

    So, I'm building a frame for my newly acquired neon sign.
    I noticed that some of the blackout (?) paint is flaking off.
    I would like to touch up some of the bare spots before I put this thing together.

    What is the best paint to use for this?

    Thanks, E

    #1885 1 year ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    So, I'm building a frame for my newly acquired neon sign.
    I noticed that some of the blackout (?) paint is flaking off.
    I would like to touch up some of the bare spots before I put this thing together.
    What is the best paint to use for this?
    Thanks, E

    I have a Lite beer sign that I touched up using standard water based paint from a hobby store, still holding up well.
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    #1886 1 year ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    So, I'm building a frame for my newly acquired neon sign.
    I noticed that some of the blackout (?) paint is flaking off.
    I would like to touch up some of the bare spots before I put this thing together.
    What is the best paint to use for this?
    Thanks, E

    I use Rust-Oleum high heat enamel #7778 Bar-B-Q Black

    John

    #1887 1 year ago

    Nope. Checked with the GF and apparently the "we're not getting each other gifts" thing still stands.
    Oh well, I think I'll get her the book then.

    #1888 1 year ago
    Quoted from gdonovan:

    I have a Lite beer sign that I touched up using standard water based paint from a hobby store, still holding up well.
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    I had to plug this in after seeing yours. I just finished repairing the transformers last week. I'm fixing about 10 neons for a bar but I'm friends with the owner so if I want one or it's busted I get to claim it. This one will look good in my office.

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    #1889 1 year ago
    Quoted from slag:

    I had to plug this in after seeing yours. I just finished repairing the transformers last week. I'm fixing about 10 neons for a bar but I'm friends with the owner so if I want one or it's busted I get to claim it. This one will look good in my office.[quoted image]

    Slightly nostalgic; when I was a kid you would see these in every bar and package store in town. A pinsider sold me this one a few years ago and delivered to Allentown for a bargain price.

    Cleaned it up good, re-secured the main loop to the plastic trim and blacked it out and it's just humming right along.

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    #1890 1 year ago

    Decided to fix another tonight. $25 and its alive again.

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    #1891 1 year ago

    …..fabricating the frame:

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    #1892 1 year ago

    Back from powdercoat.

    Time to start mounting the tubes!

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    #1893 1 year ago

    Mounting the tubes.

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    #1894 1 year ago

    All done.
    Not so sure I'd do this again.
    I have a headache.

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    #1895 1 year ago

    Just delivered today!

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    #1896 1 year ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    All done.
    Not so sure I'd do this again.
    I have a headache.
    [quoted image]

    You did a great job, above and beyond really.

    John

    #1897 1 year ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    know....it's kind of a weird theme. almost ironic for a pinball room.

    I got one I picked up from an auction at a printer that says "Wedding Invitations" in big red.

    #1898 1 year ago

    Anyone have a use for this sign? I was going to trash it but if someone wants the sign for the frame or would need any of the working tubes is welcome to it. Hate to trash it but want it gone. Two tubes were broken on it. The top of the skull and the MODELO tube at the bottom. The power supply is not included so it's just the tubes and frame.
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    #1899 1 year ago

    Dammit. If you were only in nor cal

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    #1900 1 year ago

    Just unpacked a few new signs.
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    I really dig the sequencing neons, if there’s any for sale let me know.

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