Sign Restoration: Charlie Graham, Body-Paint & Car Care

Charlie Graham Body and Service began in 1969. Charlie Graham’s animated sign was installed when they opened. It alternates back and forth between a crunched car and fixed one. The sign has even been featured in “Roadside Architecture.”

We restored the sign in 2009. We transported it to our shop, took it down to bare aluminum, bead blasted it, and primed it. It was hand-painted to restore it to its original state. After re-installing the sign, it continues to be a landmark on the corner of 42nd & Leavenworth.