On the Motor Homes, these badges are cast aluminum...
As such, they never polish up well, or even retain the polish long.
I had tried polishing after rustoleum satin black, but it did not last or look good after 8 months in the CA sun.
I was told Powdercoating was more durable, so it was time to learn how.
I bought an Eastwood Powdergun and found a used outcast double oven off CL for free!
Test pieces at the ready...
Sandblasted them clean.
Heated them in the oven to 550F to outgas the casting and clean ready for coating.
Hung, and ready for powder..
Here we go..
Brushed off the areas that will be highlighted before it went in the oven..
This makes it a lot easier to finish them later, as the powdercoat is darned tough!
You can see how thick the powdercoat is.
Into the oven they go at 400 to flow out and cure.
After curing they looked like this.
After, the top was sanded with 180 grit sandpaper, it looked like this..
After clearcoating with clear powdercoat they are done..