Posted 2020-06-30 2:38 AM (#600324 - in reply to #600320) Subject: Re: Emblem Restoration
If it is in one piece but with small cracks all over it can be used to make a mold from. There are surely amateur emblem makers that could do this for you but the price is depending of how many
that is possible to sell...nobody wants to work for nothing. I can`t possibly see how a 65 years old emblem could be restored but you never know...
Posted 2020-07-01 1:52 AM (#600378 - in reply to #600374) Subject: Re: Emblem Restoration
Location: Lower Mainland BC
1955NYer - 2020-06-30 8:26 PM
It is not cracked. I could try painting it I guess.
This might help:
56D500boy - 2017-08-18 2:35 PM
I have just been doing this with my 56 Dodge Custom Royal. You want to do the back painting with model paint, e.g. Testors (or the like) *FIRST* (BEFORE you do any gluing). I used silver, red and black liquid and gold spray and a very fine brush. Leave the emblem in the chrome surround. Start by loosening the two screws that hold the emblem into the surround a bit and then push the two halves together and then tighten those two screws (to minimize the crack gap). Then do the back size painting, starting with the red black and silver. Paint up to the crack but NOT into it. Check for coverage by holding the emblem up to the light and noting where you need to add more paint. Keep going until you don't find any light coming through the red, black and silver areas. After that let them dry. Mask off the metal and then spray the back side with the gold spray paint, several light coats, check for light leakage and respray as needed. Only when you have finished with the painting and things have dried do you want to go for the clear epoxy or glue that you have chosen. You might want clear epoxy both on the back and front to fill in the crack. Don't use too much.
When the glue has set up sand the front side with very fine (e.g. 2000 grit wet and dry) sandpaper. Then polish with brand name plastic polish. Then wax.
I have done the back painting on one of my emblems (see below) and have a cracked one like yours that I am going to follow my steps above.
If you end up buying, DO NOT buy from George Laurie in Australia. I paid him in October and am STILL waiting for product.
This one had NO black and very little red before I started back painting:
fireguyfire - 2017-08-25 9:05 PM
Using the recommended techniques I have painted my rear emblem which is not cracked; its not factory perfect but I am extremely happy considering the starting point.Now to do the front one!