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Author Topic: Enamelled and chromed badge restorers & repairers?  (Read 475 times)
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chriswgawne
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« on: 13 April, 2022, 08:05:08 AM »

Can anyone recommend a UK enamelled and chromed badge restorers/ repairer?

I have contacted Pamela David Enamels asking for a couple of 'Pininfarina' badges to be stripped, replated and then re-enamelled and they responded "I am afraid that we do not restore this particular badge as we have not been able to get a decent result because of all of the complex background texture."
 Neither can they recommend anyone ( this was all done very pleasantly by the way). and the new repro badges are rubbish.
I also have a period aftermarket 'AureliaGranTurismo' chrome script with the final 'o' missing and have been quoted by another UK badge restorer  "We would estimate somewhere between 750-1000 to replace the o and refurbish this badge". This seems excessive.
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Richard Fridd
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« Reply #1 on: 13 April, 2022, 10:27:44 AM »

Excessive. Is this the understatement of the year?
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« Reply #2 on: 13 April, 2022, 12:26:28 PM »


In the hope that bad ideas trigger good ones or someone remembers a friend's kid who's a 21st century jeweller or prop maker or something... 

The "extra o" issue

= have you the time with files and emery cloth to get a laser cut blank (the whole script) to a profile you'd be happy with?   

= "3d scan and reverse engineer" type place would print a pattern to get cast?

= get shim stock laser cut (fret sawn?) as a backing, glue on the original, cut/file/sand an O to stick on the end?
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« Reply #3 on: 13 April, 2022, 04:26:19 PM »

My initial thoughts and actions were to get a plasticine mould of the 'Turismo' badge on the red B20 (thank you Jason) and then make a 2 pack resin 'O' and use double-sided tape for mounting & joining.. So far quite successful....but how to get the chrome finish?
I have liquid chrome pens which are initially excellent but not long lasting and I have chrome paint which isn't so good even after careful priming.
In the end I concluded I needed an expert but not at the costs suggested so far.
So David, do you have any contacts who might help me with one or other of your suggestions?
Chris
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« Reply #4 on: 13 April, 2022, 04:41:25 PM »

Could use chrome vinyl wrap, it would be difficult to wrap an O admittedly!
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« Reply #5 on: 13 April, 2022, 06:15:45 PM »

Could a letter 'O' from a non related script badge replace the missing 'O'?
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« Reply #6 on: 11 May, 2022, 02:20:18 PM »

Its a very specifically shaped 'O' Richard so I fear not.
I have made a resin one and used one of those new chrome ink pens and some double-sided backing and on my desk it looks ok.
The badge with the missing O was on the boot of our S1 B20 when we bought it in the early 90s and when it had a full strip and repaint about 6 years ago, I had the mounting holes in the aluminium skinned boot carefully welded up. The lines of the car are no clean and understated, particularly at the rear that I am not really i9nclined to refit the badge so it will most likely end up in my 'badge & Aurelia bits and pieces' display cabinet.
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