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Username Post: Painting Emblems        (Topic#351422)
1952lover 
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06-04-18 09:12 AM - Post#2735888    

Hey all, I just got my hood and trunk emblems back from the chrome shop. They look great. My question is, I'd like to paint the inside areas on them with the red and blue paint as other folks do. What type of paint do people use? Also, how do you prep the chrome in such tight little spaces??



 

50sChevys 
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06-04-18 11:49 AM - Post#2735904    
    In response to 1952lover


Use decals in lieu of trying to paint. Go here...

https://www.chevsofthe40s.com/

50s Chevys http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/245196 4...


 
Lead sled 
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06-04-18 04:53 PM - Post#2735929    
    In response to 1952lover

Well, I painted my emblems with Testors model paint
I would use something like 600 or 800 grit paper to scuff the chrome a little for the paint to stick. Better yet, go to the body/paint forum and ask the pros what to use.

Late yr model (Dec. 51 BelAir/ 52 trim), with a basically stock 67 Camaro SS350/295hp Turbo Fire Edelbrock 1405, Saginaw 4spd/355 geared 55/6 Chevy rear.2,1st place,and 1 top five award trophies so far
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RAM_51 
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06-04-18 06:11 PM - Post#2735939    
    In response to 1952lover

I painted a very good used 1950 Styleline trunk handle with careful masking and Krylon aerosol paints. It is next to an NOS handle in this photo. Can you tell which is which? You can bake the enamel as I'm sure that's about all that Chevrolet ever did.

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1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
brewsterg6 
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06-04-18 06:12 PM - Post#2735940    
    In response to Lead sled

I agree with Lead sled on the model car paint suggestion, but use Tamiya paints instead. They are a bit pricier, but the wear better and are a much higher quality. I scuffed with a fine grit sand paper, then masked and used the spray cans. Turned out fantastic.

1951 2dr Sedan... In the family since new!
1950 Convertible


 
garyab 
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06-04-18 08:28 PM - Post#2735960    
    In response to RAM_51


Would I be correct if I chose the handle on the right hand side of the picture as being the NOS piece? This darker shade of blue looks closer to the original chrome parts with painting that I have come across.



 
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06-04-18 08:29 PM - Post#2735961    
    In response to brewsterg6

I've baked a lot of enameled pieces. I get the oven to 300 degrees and then turn it off. The piece doesn't have to actually "bake", it just needs to reach that temperature. And I always let the paint dry at room temp before I bake it. Sometimes I let it sit a day or so before baking, sometimes only an hour.

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50hotrod 
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06-04-18 08:57 PM - Post#2735964    
    In response to rrausch

Left NOS ?


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RAM_51 
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06-04-18 09:10 PM - Post#2735965    
    In response to garyab

  • garyab Said:
Would I be correct if I chose the handle on the right hand side of the picture as being the NOS piece?



  • 50hotrod Said:
Left NOS ?



The one on the left is the NOS handle.

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
1952lover 
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06-05-18 09:11 AM - Post#2736024    
    In response to RAM_51

Thanks for the input everyone! I think I'll try the model paint as suggested. That's kinda what I was thinking anyway. It appears that that model paint is enamel paint also, so I think it should hold up. It was quite interesting sanding the areas in the emblem to paint last night. I cut tiny squares of 400 grit sandpaper and used q-tips to get in between the small spaces.



 
belairbob50 
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06-05-18 07:37 PM - Post#2736088    
    In response to brewsterg6

brewsterg6, what grit sandpaper did you use and what did you use for masking? Any primer? Thanks



 

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