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Collecting vintage wax cans and my good pal Bob K

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Moriarity, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Moriarity
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    I have been collecting vintage wax cans for garage art. Bob K has some very interesting stories about the polish business as he worked for Leverniers custom.
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    One of their big competitors was Dr Dorner and his "liquid glass" polish. I guess he could not prove there was actually glass in it and he was forced to change the name to liquid 1st class
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    Dorner owned the Larocket custom built by Metz and it was on the front of the cans
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    Some of them have wonderful graphics
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    I was at a swap meet with Guffey last fall and the subject came up and he sold me a case of new old stock glitter glaze cans 252 pcs!!! I lined up about a hundred of em behind the boat
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    Anyone else collect these? Or am I the only goof ball?
     
  2. 58 Yeoman
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    Wow! I used both the Custom and DuPont No. 7.
    Nice collection.
     
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  3. Moriarity
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    I received this can in the mail the other day, courtesy of Bob K
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  4. Well.....yes you are a goof ball,but you are one of the coolest goof balls on the Hamb! :) HRP
     
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  5. I saw a really nice one at a swap meet the other day, It was a red, white and blue gallon tin with 50's style font on it. In like new condition but I can't for the life of me remember the brand name.
     
  6. young'n'poor
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    I don't collect them, but whenever I run across them I enjoy seeing them. That's a pretty cool collection you've got there!
     
  7. blowby
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    Pulled a few out of an old garage awhile ago. Probly nothing special, I'm no collector.

    Does this mean I can resurrect my rattle can marble thread? Got lots of those :)

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  8. 36cab
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    I worked in a chrome shop in the 70s and 80s and we used the pink can Glass Wax for cleaning / polishing the chrome. I have never found anything as good to polish chrome plating. I think they still make it but the changed the formula.
     
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  9. The price on all of those are going to go up now that everyone knows that Moriarty thinks they are cool. :D

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  10. Slopok
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    Didn't see any Blue Coral in your collection. Did it only come in bottles and not cans? That was the stuff to use here in the Midwest.
     
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  11. bobwop
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    leave it to Guffey to have a case in inventory!
     
  12. oldsjoe
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    My dear old Dad used to swear by DuPont #7 and Simonize!
     
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  13. The37Kid
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    2015LARSFund334_zps56f55571.jpg 2015LARSFund333_zps74c5cdfe.jpg 2015LARSFund331_zpsfb59f19c.jpg 2015LARSFund330_zpsac0df4c6.jpg 2015LARSFund329_zps89d8bd5f.jpg 2015LARSFund328_zps57af1eaf.jpg 2015LARSFund327_zps483b8e8e.jpg Maybe not HAMB friendly, but I collect Brass Era to late 1930's cans with cars. Bob
     
  14. Chrisbcritter
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    Got an old Johnson's Car-Nu can around here someplace...
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    (sorry I didn't have a close-up handy)
     
  15. I like to learn something new everyday, and today, this is it.
    I had no idea they even made polish back in the dark ages!
     
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  16. The37Kid
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    That is the beauty of the HAMB, we get to share stuff we like with others. I'll post some more tonight. Bob
     
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  17. "melted glass with x-rays" very interesting advertising.......
     
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  18. Diggin' the large scale '59 Desoto, where did it come from???
     
  19. Moriarity
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    Yes indeed, this is the reason he had to change the name from liquid glass to liquid first class. he could not prove there was glass in it! I wonder if anyone believed the claim of glass dissolved by xray? sounds pretty far fetched....
     
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  20. bowie
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    Only Mike, would have 252 cans of Glitter Glaze laying around. The guy never ceases to amaze me! I love to shoot the crap with him for hours and always count on learning something new.
     
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  21. Bob K
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    Mark:

    Doc Dorner was not a competitor, he was our biggest customer, we made Liquid Glass and Liquid First Class and it was the same formula as Custom, Custom was brown and Dorner's was pink. He had a pyramid scheme and that was the reason the feds went after him.

    B:)B
     
  22. Moriarity
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    now Bob, tell us about your bitchin 4 speed wagon company car
     
  23. Hey Bob... was it "Liquid Glass..., Insurance, or just being Santa that earned you all the fame???
     
  24. chevy57dude
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    One day I would love to tour the Moriarity museum! Now I'm gonna spend the day digging out wax cans....
     
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  25. Bob K
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    YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Awesome thread! Here are a few wax cans from The Hot Rod Grille Garage.

    Jim
     
  27. Not exactly a collection, just the junk in the trunk of the '53 Henry J I dragged out of a garage after 38 years in storage. The Henry J is in the hands of a fellow HAMBer now, but the can of Liquid Kleener is still on a shelf in my garage...

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  28. Chrisbcritter
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    1/25 scale, X-El reissue of the Jo-Han promo - I redid it in black and added the chrome.
     
  29. Frankie47
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    I have one sad little pink can of glass wax by gold seal....marked 1969....so it's not trad..sniff..sniff..lol.
     
  30. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Here are a few more from this summers excursions so far.

    B:)B
     

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