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Sign Restoration and Repair – A Part of Preserving History

Since 1990, Dave’s Signs has restored and repaired vintage signs of many eras. Our expertise allows us to bring these beloved signs back to their former glory or in a manner that provides electrical efficiency. We particularly love to see this type of work come into our shop, as it reminds us of the important work we do to keep history alive.
There are a lot of these vintage signs in Los Angeles that we’ve worked on, and we would love people to know about what we do. What follows are four creations that we are particularly proud of.

1. The Mayfair Theater Movie Marquee

Mayfair Theatre sign in lot
Mayfair Theatre neon sign before Dave’s Signs started the restoration.
We were contracted by the non-profit Sea Bees Museum to restore the beautiful and iconic neon sign that originally adorned the classic Mayfair Theatre.  The project was fairly complex, and it was critical that the restoration maintained the integrity of the original design. We finished the restoration work without changing the elements of the design. As you can see below, the final result on display in the Sea Bees Museum is quite stunning.
Mayfair Theatre sign restoration
Restored neon Mayfair Theater sign at the Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme.

2. The Castillo Inn Blade Sign

Castillo Inn Blade Sign Restoration Santa Barbara, CA
Castillo Inn Blade Sign Restoration in Santa Barbara, CA.
The palms sway at The Castillo Inn, and the establishment is the epitome of a relaxing California beach getaway. We repainted and added a neon message to the blade sign on the property with this in mind.  The sign reads The Castillo Inn at the Beach sign with a neon “Vacancy/No Vacancy” message underneath it. Looking at it, you can almost feel the fun to be had at the sand & surf locale.

3. Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant Neon Sign

Restored Pepe's Mexican Food Neon Sign

California is renowned for its great Mexican cuisine, and you can find scores of restaurants that serve it throughout the state.  Dave’s Signs works on many sign projects that involve neon sign restoration for these Mexican restaurants. Take the “Pepe’s Mexican Food To Go” sign made with a custom neon approach we did above. Pepe’s is Goleta’s longest-running Mexican Restaurant, so it has historical significance.  We restored its vintage neon sign when it fell into disrepair a few years back.

4. The Santa Barbara Auto Group LED Sign

Santa Barbara Auto Group Sign Restoration Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Auto Group Sign Restoration in Santa Barbara, CA.

So far we’ve discussed custom neon sign restoration, but we make and retrofit signs to LED, too. Signs made with LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are a modern alternative to those made with neon.  And, as LED lighting is a more energy-efficient option than traditional neon lighting, many business owners are electing to make the switch. The job we did for the restored the ground monument for the Santa Barbara Auto Group is a beautiful example of retrofitting signage to LED. The eye-catching outside sign lights up at night.

If you would like to know more about custom sign restoration and repair, please contact us or request a quote online. Or you can telephone us at (805) 641-1387 to talk to a helpful member of our team.

Dave’s Signs Blog

This is a blog about signs. We highlight the different types of signs: signs we’ve created for our customers, history of sign design and today’s cutting edge sign technologies. Ask a question about signs, and you’ll likely find the answer here.

Case Studies

Spencer Makenzies Neon Sign

Here we go into detail on some of the custom signs we’ve done. Including Spencer Makenzie’s Neon Sign, Topper’s Pizza Neon Signs in the Oxnard Harbor, and The Historic Ventura Pole Sign. Check back with us. We’ll have more case studies of signs posted in the near future.

Custom Signs Near You

Saloon BBQ Custom Sign

We’ve designed, fabricated, installed and serviced signs all over southern California. Here are some highlighted areas near you including Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Barbara. Check back soon for more updates.

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Neon Sign Design Computer

We Make Beautiful Neon Signs in Our On-Site Facility

Dave’s Signs has perfected the art of neon signs. We can handle all sizes of neon signage, from the small intricate signs to the eye-catching, large neon signs. Ask us for a personalized quote or contact us for any questions you may have about neon signage.

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Dave’s Signs Makes Custom Office Signs

Whether you need a lobby sign, directional signage or ADA signs, Dave’s Signs can help you with all your office sign needs. We can use your logo and create a beautiful, distinctive sign for your office. We can also create custom building directory signs, suite signs, and directional signs to give the building a unique unified theme. Call us today to help you with all your office sign needs.

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