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Neon Signs Club- Show us your glow!

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    #2001 1 year ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Had the Corvette sign for a while. Bought the cash sign yesterday as non-working. Fired right up when I got it home. I'm thinking there was something wrong with the extension cord he was using.
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    Looks good Mike. Only thing is I never ever used a extension cord....., just don't turn it off and it will be fine.

    John

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    #2002 1 year ago

    bought my first neon at Pinball at the Zoo.......goes great with my Mario Karts

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    #2003 1 year ago

    Got a few put up today!

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    #2004 1 year ago
    Quoted from daveyvandy:

    Got a few put up today![quoted image]

    I love it!

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    #2005 1 year ago

    Not sure if it has been mentioned here but it is well worth a trip to the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, OH. Went for the first time yesterday and was awestruck by their collection. They have a repair studio on-site to bring and keep these gems active. Here is a sample.

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    #2006 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    Not sure if it has been mentioned here but it is well worth a trip to the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, OH.

    We use to be a nation who built great things filled with craftsmen... all I have to state on the subject.

    I might be in the area the end of June, have to see if I can visit.

    #2007 1 year ago
    Quoted from gdonovan:

    We use to be a nation who built great things filled with craftsmen... all I have to state on the subject.
    I might be in the area the end of June, have to see if I can visit.

    Yes, if you like neon signs it will not disappoint, also a good educational experience with the history. It's right off the expressway and a block away from the famous Camp Washington chili! Pick yourself up a 5 way and coney under a neon moon.

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    #2008 1 year ago
    Quoted from Viggin900:

    Yes, if you like neon signs it will not disappoint, also a good educational experience with the history. It's right off the expressway and a block away from the famous Camp Washington chili! Pick yourself up a 5 way and coney under a neon moon.[quoted image]

    You just started a chili war…. Skyline !

    #2009 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    You just started a chili war…. Skyline !

    Gold Star!
    If you want a great independent shop, my favorite is Dixie Chili at 3716 Dixie Highway in Florence, Y'all!

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    #2010 1 year ago

    I found this on the wall of BeetleCat restaurant in Atlanta.

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    #2011 1 year ago

    I have a few neons/lighted signs.

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    #2012 1 year ago
    Quoted from Meadows22:

    I have a few neons/lighted signs.
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    Love it. Go Bills!!!

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    #2013 1 year ago
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    #2014 1 year ago

    Truth in advertising.

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    #2015 1 year ago

    Honestly I want that damn sign now!

    Quoted from Mank:Truth in advertising.
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    #2016 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mank:

    Truth in advertising.
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    Newcastle did a few of these "comical" signs. I had one that said "This will look great in somebody's basement".

    #2017 1 year ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    Newcastle did a few of these "comical" signs. I had one that said "This will look great in somebody's basement".

    This one? Unfortunately its an led sign, I like it in the basement tho.

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    #2018 1 year ago

    Haha! That’s a great sign! And… it looks great in your basement!

    Quoted from Spitfiren8:This one? Unfortunately its an led sign, I like it in the basement tho.
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    #2019 1 year ago
    Quoted from daveyvandy:

    Got a few put up today![quoted image]

    Those are cool but LEDs are not Neon.

    #2020 1 year ago

    Bud sign fixed with $39 shipped Ebay 7500V transformer.

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    #2021 1 year ago

    It’s a nice sign! Isn’t Bud supposed to be boycotted, girlcotted or personcotted?! Lol

    Quoted from gdonovan:Bud sign fixed with $39 shipped Ebay 7500V transformer.
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    #2022 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    It’s a nice sign! Isn’t Bud supposed to be boycotted, girlcotted or personcotted?! Lol

    It's 20 years old so vintage.

    #2023 1 year ago

    I've got a Bud sign where the blackout is cracking and light is bleeding through. From afar it's hard to notice, but it's easier to see up close and now that I know it's like that, I feel like I should try to fix it. Has anyone done something that before and have recommendations on products to use or steps to take?

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    #2024 1 year ago
    Quoted from mostater:

    I've got a Bud sign where the blackout is cracking and light is bleeding through. From afar it's hard to notice, but it's easier to see up close and now that I know it's like that, I feel like I should try to fix it. Has anyone done something that before and have recommendations on products to use or steps to take?
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    See post #445 https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/neon-signs-show-us-your-glow/page/9#post-3908729

    #2025 1 year ago

    Thanks for the suggestion and product recommendation. I've not done this before but I assume some prepping would be needed, like removing as much flaking paint as possible. Not sure what else, though, if anything. I like the idea of dipping it as it would make for some straighter lines but I would probably end up just painting by hand.

    #2026 1 year ago
    Quoted from mostater:

    Thanks for the suggestion and product recommendation. I've not done this before but I assume some prepping would be needed, like removing as much flaking paint as possible. Not sure what else, though, if anything. I like the idea of dipping it as it would make for some straighter lines but I would probably end up just painting by hand.

    I just used black water base paint from hobby store, been like that for two years and still looks great.

    #2027 1 year ago
    Quoted from mostater:

    Thanks for the suggestion and product recommendation. I've not done this before but I assume some prepping would be needed, like removing as much flaking paint as possible. Not sure what else, though, if anything. I like the idea of dipping it as it would make for some straighter lines but I would probably end up just painting by hand.

    No prepping really needed as the enamel paint will dry and, basically, adhere any flaking pieces to the tube. However, when I do it I dip the tubes as it looks so much better. I usually take the entire sign apart and clean it thoroughly. I take the tubes and run them under warm water and using a sponge and mild detergent to clean them. IF you have colored tubes do not do this as it can remove the color paint on the tubes.

    #2028 1 year ago

    I like the sign! The rest was just a joke. I apologize.

    Quoted from gdonovan:It's 20 years old so vintage.

    #2029 1 year ago
    Quoted from gdonovan:

    I just used black water base paint from hobby store, been like that for two years and still looks great.

    Quoted from meSz:

    No prepping really needed as the enamel paint will dry and, basically, adhere any flaking pieces to the tube. However, when I do it I dip the tubes as it looks so much better. I usually take the entire sign apart and clean it thoroughly. I take the tubes and run them under warm water and using a sponge and mild detergent to clean them. IF you have colored tubes do not do this as it can remove the color paint on the tubes.

    Thanks, I appreciate the advice

    #2030 1 year ago

    Bought Alien Star 2 weeks ago at an estate sale (downsizing) and on the way down to their incredible basement they had this sign hanging. I bundled it in with my new pin!
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    This thing is awesome. Apparently BS is the couple’s initials, but no word on if this was custom or just coincidence since they were big-time gamblers. They had a MASSIVE full-sized craps table. I woulda bought it if I had space. (If someone crazy here is interested I can give you their info) 586E5A37-A2ED-48DF-A5A4-8A7019824AEC.jpeg586E5A37-A2ED-48DF-A5A4-8A7019824AEC.jpeg7F196537-679E-4E90-82A3-BFDB91A08B5A.jpeg7F196537-679E-4E90-82A3-BFDB91A08B5A.jpeg

    You simply cannot beat the beautiful glow of vintage neon. The purple and white has such a great color in person.

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    #2031 1 year ago

    2 new additions

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    #2032 1 year ago

    Here’s one for the “man cave” lol
    Comments welcome

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    #2033 1 year ago
    Quoted from vinnypeppers:

    Here’s one for the “man cave” lol
    Comments welcome
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    Is this the upside down Amazon prototype logo ?

    #2034 1 year ago

    Picked up a couple neons/signs over the weekend.

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    #2035 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

    Picked up a couple neons/signs over the weekend.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Does the arrow lights chase or all stay lit ? SELL ME THIS !!!

    #2036 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    Does the arrow lights chase or all stay lit ? SELL ME THIS !!!

    It’s definitely a chasing arrow. And double sided

    #2037 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

    It’s definitely a chasing arrow. And double sided

    Wanna sell ??

    #2038 1 year ago

    No. I am going to hang on to it for awhile and put it above my spiral staircase at the house.

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    #2039 1 year ago

    Picked up this neon for my FiL and the pull cord doesn’t work, it just powers on when plugged in. I pulled the transformer box open and the “button” was broke. Anyway to replace the pull cord switch? I suppose I may be able to add my own switch if it’s like a standard pin out. Little gray box, looks the same as the intensity button. Also the green button makes the sign bright or dim, normal?

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    #2040 1 year ago

    Picked up a beautiful Reading Premium (Jan 1963) in Reading, PA this past weekend. Pink white and yellow colors

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    #2041 1 year ago

    Looking for large slots sign.

    If i can’t find it who is your go to for custom work?

    Thanks,

    Mike

    #2042 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorge5240:

    Looking for large slots sign.
    If i can’t find it who is your go to for custom work?
    Thanks,
    Mike

    Hi Mike, I've used Boney's Neon & Signs manufacturing and Service here in the South Bay. He's a one man band but does nice work. Perhaps a bit of a haul since he's in San Jose. His phone number is (408) 396-1096.

    Nick

    #2043 1 year ago
    Quoted from nvu4prod:

    Hi Mike, I've used Boney's Neon & Signs manufacturing and Service here in the South Bay. He's a one man band but does nice work. Perhaps a bit of a haul since he's in San Jose. His phone number is (408) 396-1096.
    Nick

    Do they have a web site?

    #2045 1 year ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    Picked up this neon for my FiL and the pull cord doesn’t work, it just powers on when plugged in. I pulled the transformer box open and the “button” was broke. Anyway to replace the pull cord switch? I suppose I may be able to add my own switch if it’s like a standard pin out. Little gray box, looks the same as the intensity button. Also the green button makes the sign bright or dim, normal?
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    Pulled the switch off. It’s a 6 pin dpdt, middle two are common. I found a replacement that the legs are a mm off but it is otherwise the same.

    https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/e-switch/PBH2UOANAGX/805270

    I have a few on order and I’ll use the original pull string.
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    Added 13 months ago:

    Wrong switch from digitkey, it is momentary so it won’t click

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    #2047 1 year ago
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    #2048 1 year ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    Pulled the switch off. It’s a 6 pin dpdt, middle two are common. I found a replacement that the legs are a mm off but it is otherwise the same.
    https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/e-switch/PBH2UOANAGX/805270
    I have a few on order and I’ll use the original pull string.
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    Wrong switch, was momentary sooo no click you clicks.

    #2049 1 year ago

    Got this today.
    Does the serial number tell the year? ‘89

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    #2050 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aladdin:

    Got this today.
    Does the serial number tell the year? ‘89
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    I'd say at least 89....great find thats a window neon for bars

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