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Neon Signs Club- Show us your glow!

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    #1901 1 year ago

    New ones Sprite and bavik beer .

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    #1902 1 year ago

    Decorating the gameroom today

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    #1903 1 year ago

    Christmas presents

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    #1904 1 year ago

    Christmas present for my son.

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    #1905 1 year ago

    Wow! I love the coke sign!

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    #1906 1 year ago

    Very excited to have picked up this very old neon counter advertising. The owner inherited it from his father. He had never plugged it in. I haven't cracked it open yet but the cloth wrapped cord is frayed. Assuming I rewire the plug how reliable are these ancient transformers?

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    #1907 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Very excited to have picked up this very old neon counter advertising. The owner inherited it from his father. He had never plugged it in. I haven't cracked it open yet but the cloth wrapped cord is frayed. Assuming I rewire the plug how reliable are these ancient transformers?
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    More reliable then modern ones. Just look for a black tar like substance or oil leaking out of it.

    #1908 1 year ago

    Not neon, LED. Unfortunately this looks to be the way of the future. Still a pretty cool sign and I got it for $145

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    #1909 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorge5240:

    Not neon, LED. Unfortunately this looks to be the way of the future. Still a pretty cool sign and I got it for $145
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    That is pretty intricate and most neon looking led neon sign Ive seen.

    #1910 1 year ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    That is pretty intricate and most neon looking led neon sign Ive seen.

    I have this one too and it is pretty cool as well.

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    #1911 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorge5240:

    Not neon, LED. Unfortunately this looks to be the way of the future. Still a pretty cool sign and I got it for $145
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    Think you're right about LED signs going forward. I picked up this California Coors Light one not too long ago. You can see the difference between a real neon on the left to the LED sign on the right.

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    #1912 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorge5240:

    I have this one too and it is pretty cool as well.
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    Whoa, nice! Yeah that is awesome

    Quoted from nvu4prod:

    Think you're right about LED signs going forward. I picked up this California Coors Light one not too long ago. You can see the difference between a real neon on the left to the LED sign on the right.
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    yeah, the new led neon is cheap and "easy". Neon is freaking expensive if made in the us... I get it but man neon has that lovely glow

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    #1913 1 year ago

    yeah, the new led neon is cheap and "easy". Neon is freaking expensive if made in the us... I get it but man neon has that lovely glow

    Totally agree, nothing beats the glow of a true neon sign!

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    #1914 1 year ago
    Quoted from nvu4prod:

    yeah, the new led neon is cheap and "easy". Neon is freaking expensive if made in the us... I get it but man neon has that lovely glow
    Totally agree, nothing beats the glow of a true neon sign!
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    I have another neon sign on the way. nothing special just an Ebay "ARCADE"

    I'm trying to add one every month or so.

    #1915 1 year ago

    I find led signs too bright

    #1916 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    I find led signs too bright

    I only have two, Mopar related and they are somewhat on the dim side but then again they are sold for home use not commercial.

    #1917 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    "Very excited to have picked up this very old neon counter advertising."

    That is lovely, Alex!

    I can't wait to see it lit up!

    Eric

    #1918 1 year ago
    Quoted from nvu4prod:

    yeah, the new led neon is cheap and "easy". Neon is freaking expensive if made in the us... I get it but man neon has that lovely glow
    Totally agree, nothing beats the glow of a true neon sign!
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    O I get it. I have over 60 legit neon signs in my home (check my history) but it is what it is without having custom signs made at this point.

    #1919 1 year ago

    I finished a neon project in my basement and have these signs as extras that don’t have a spot to hang. Offering them for sale to anyone in the Philadelphia area who would have room to hang in their game room.

    I ended up with only room to hang 17!

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    #1920 1 year ago
    Quoted from Phillips88:

    I finished a neon project in my basement and have these signs as extras that don’t have a spot to hang. Offering them for sale to anyone in the Philadelphia area who would have room to hang in their game room.
    I ended up with only room to hang 17!
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    Nice! I'd be interested in the Troegs sign depending on price. I am near Allentown, PA. If you're going to the show in May I could get it there too.

    Chris

    #1921 1 year ago
    Quoted from Phillips88:

    I finished a neon project in my basement and have these signs as extras that don’t have a spot to hang. Offering them for sale to anyone in the Philadelphia area who would have room to hang in their game room.
    I ended up with only room to hang 17!
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    Damn wish I was closer. Any PBR signs get snatched up quickly and for big bucks around here

    #1922 1 year ago

    Another cheapy made it safe through the mail system.

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    #1923 1 year ago

    Been a while since I've checked in this thread, had ~130 new posts, lots of cool neons added. We almost made it the three new pages without an LED sign... (lol)

    I recently added a Neon to a location I'm operating some pins at, there was a noticeable increase in quarters in coin boxes after it went up.

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    I made a cardboard template and used it to cut out the vinyl the location had up over the windows.

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    #1924 1 year ago

    Anyone know of a reputable shop in the Los Angeles area that can create a custom neon sign for me?

    Seems like everything I am finding is for the new LED "neon" signs, which I don't want.. I know it'll be more expensive, but I would much rather have the old school glass tubes. Just can't beat that glow..

    #1925 1 year ago

    Need a little help lost my glow on a sign during a tournament. Thought a coil smoked on a game but later realized a sign was no longer on. Here is the transformer. Tried to contact neon tech to buy a replacement but no luck getting ahold of them.

    Does this one from amazon look like it would work as a replacement?

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    #1926 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Need a little help lost my glow on a sign during a tournament. Thought a coil smoked on a game but later realized a sign was no longer on. Here is the transformer. Tried to contact neon tech to buy a replacement but no luck getting ahold of them.
    Does this one from amazon look like it would work as a replacement?[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Yes, that one will work.

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    #1927 1 year ago

    Original 6 wall 5/8 done.

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    #1928 1 year ago
    Quoted from hockeymag8:

    Original 6 wall 5/8 done.
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    What's up with the brown paper circles?

    #1929 1 year ago
    Quoted from Charles_Kline:

    What's up with the brown paper circles?

    I mapped everything out with approximate planned sizes of all the neons with these patterns and keep those up to make sure I am relatively on track - trying to maximize size of the neons, keep them in line and not come down too low so people don't bump into the lowest ones.

    #1930 1 year ago

    It looks like they made this for a single show
    Looks real too...

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    Here's another:
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    I guess they reuse the same letters? Still, pretty insane...

    #1931 1 year ago
    Quoted from PhilGreg:

    It looks like they made this for a single show
    Looks real too...
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    Here's another:
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    I guess they reuse the same letters? Still, pretty insane...

    First photo looks like LED. they almost have the styling right on the large letters but not quite. The small letters give it away.

    #1932 1 year ago
    Quoted from Charles_Kline:

    First photo looks like LED. they almost have the styling right on the large letters but not quite. The small letters give it away.

    Yeah I think you're right... Should have zoomed in a little.

    #1933 1 year ago

    They make plug in letters. Buddy of mine had a small sign like that once. It was old but you could pull the neon letters out of the holder and put different ones in, I'm guessing that's what this one is.

    John

    #1934 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    They make plug in letters. Buddy of mine had a small sign like that once. It was old but you could pull the neon letters out of the holder and put different ones in, I'm guessing that's what this one is.
    John

    These are the ones I remember from the Midnight Special:

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    #1935 1 year ago
    Quoted from hockeymag8:

    Original 6 wall 5/8 done.
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    Looks Amazing!

    Love it.

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    #1936 1 year ago

    Gameroom sign I found locally on Facebook marketplace. It’s LED but still too cool not to share

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    #1937 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

    Gameroom sign I found locally on Facebook marketplace. It’s LED but still too cool not to share
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    Haha that’s cool good price for it?
    Glad to see it picked up

    #1938 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

    Gameroom sign I found locally on Facebook marketplace. It’s LED but still too cool not to share
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    Ok. THAT is badass! Nice pickup!

    Chris

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    #1942 1 year ago
    Quoted from Junkhauler:

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    that Kahlua sign is dope!

    #1943 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    that Kahlua sign is dope!

    yeah it's a cool neon yellow. However, appears the bottom piece is missing. Should be a piece that goes over the white neon tube. I forget exactly but it had a saying of something like "the real exotic".

    #1944 1 year ago

    I had no idea... did a search and it did have that bottom piece with "the everyday exotic"
    I'm sure that would be very hard to find....
    Need to make something custom Lewbowski themed to go there....

    #1945 1 year ago

    I have more in my game rooms. I’m done with the real neon glass tubes. They break too easy and are very delicate with me and the fam being so clumsy.

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    #1946 1 year ago

    https://vimeo.com/804945316 Here's most of my neons. I have a few others scattered around.

    #1947 1 year ago
    Quoted from 10redzr1:

    I have more in my game rooms. I’m done with the real neon glass tubes. They break too easy and are very delicate with me and the fam being so clumsy.
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    Exact reason why manufacturers are closing down their neon facilities. LEDs are cheaper, not as easily broken and once they no longer work you throw them away.

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    #1948 1 year ago

    Someone should start a LED sign thread for folks to post these icky LED things. This is the GLASS Neon sign thread.

    #1949 1 year ago
    Quoted from Charles_Kline:

    Someone should start and LED sign thread for folks to post these icky LED things. This is the GLASS Neon sign thread.

    THANK YOU!!

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    #1950 1 year ago

    A couple of mine:

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