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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:34 AM
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Default any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

The title says it all. Has anyone done a nice restore on one?(or two) Using a brush doesn't seem like it would come out real nice, is it best to carefully mask and spray? What type paint? Something that won't oxidize? I don't want them to look like crap in a year or two, even if the rest of my restore doesn't hold up. God bless America and the 305, powered with V6 and proud!
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Old July 11th, 2013, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

Back in high school, a friend and I restored some emblems by brushing enamel sign paint in then putting them in a 250 degree oven to let the paint flow out smooth. Turned out nice.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

Dembo, I use an Airbrush with enamel paint then clearcoat. I just did a set for a friend. PM me on this.

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Old July 11th, 2013, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

My wife used 1/4 oz. Testors model paint. Ivory, blue an red. Artist brush and a steady hand.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

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My wife used 1/4 oz. Testors model paint. Ivory, blue an red. Artist brush and a steady hand.
did it last outside?
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Old July 11th, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Default Re: any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

Still looks good in the NM desert. It is stored inside though.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 03:34 AM
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Default Re: any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

Is it ivory or white?
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Old July 12th, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

I had mine sandblasted. Then I painted them the same ivory color as the bumper. The I taped them up and trimmed with an Xacto blade. Painted the blue and then the red-orange. I used the same red-orange as the hubcaps.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: any tips for repainting V6 hood emblem?

The blasting is the ticket here to get the detail. We went with the bumper ivory but I think they were white originally.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Nice truck Andice! Wow....
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