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Old 04-20-2015, 10:34 AM   #15
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mr. Mixter,
just for the sake of keeping this thread a live until i can literately get my hands on it.
Not sure if you have the whole process of how you did yours on another thread or if you can please walk me thru these 2 pics process will be great.
Plus who knows, may be will will encourage others !!
Got the black gloss top coat por15, what did you use for chrome and clear coat
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:02 PM   #16
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Hey bud- I did not use POR15 on the emblems or letters.

First thing I did was sand everything down on the HF belt sander: Combination 4" x 36" Belt / 6" Disc Sander

The sanding was fairly aggressive on some of this stuff to get it down to even, new metal. The letters were easy- just push them straight down on the belt and the edges shine right up. I did not sand the whole thing- just the edge that faces out. I kept them oriented the same way so the sanding marks make it look brushed.

The Land Yacht and Overlander badges weren't too bad either, but they did have some low spots that took some finesse to get the corrosion off in those areas. To keep it flat was just taking off too much metal and the letters were getting more and more shallow. I did use the angled attachment o on the disc sander and put a nice bevel on the perimeter.

The International badges were the hardest because mine were all warped. There was no way to just press it face down like I did with the letters. I tried to eyeball it and keep it flat to carefully sand off all the old pitted chrome plating.

Next was paint the black. I just used Rustoleum rattle can: Professional High Performance Enamel Spray Product Page

On the letters and International badges I sprayed the whole thing, then re-sanded after a couple days of curing to re- expose the trim. For the Land Yacht and Overlander, I sprayed the black into the lid and applied with a brush, then re-sanded flush.

All pieces were clear coated with Rustoleum Clear.

The Chrome is from an Auto parts store: Paint & Accessories | Aerosol Paint | Dupli-Color® Automotive Metallic Coating Chrome 11 Oz. Aerosol - CS101 - Pkg Qty 6 | B659054 - GlobalIndustrial.com
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:53 PM   #17
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Enamel?
Hmmmmm😏
I was originally thinking on getting some and going with the HVLP gun, but then I was thinking about the durability factor.
In theory POR15 top cote should be UV resistant....and since I will be doing spray foam insulation, once the letters and badges are back in place I'M NOT DOING THIS AGAIN....😁
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #18
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Well,
After a lot of consideration I just dropped the international badges for powder coating, so let's see when they come back how would they look like.
Currently working on the letters based on Mixter's input...
will report results soon...
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:38 AM   #19
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I think I will do this as well, only the letters and my side strips. I'm going to do the names plates the original red white and blue.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:58 PM   #20
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I think I will do this as well, only the letters and my side strips. I'm going to do the names plates the original red white and blue.
Cool, please feel free to post some pics here so we can all admire the fruits of your labor !

BTW we got the badges form the powder coating place.....
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:59 PM   #21
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just checking on your curiosity level guys...
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:36 PM   #22
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Black is the new blue

It is under construction, but it is black. I also found some black Vulkem 116 to seal my new LED lights.
Actually its an older picture, and the rear end looks a little better than that.
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Old 06-05-2015, 12:35 AM   #23
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just checking on your curiosity level guys...
Curious! Curious! !!
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Ok, it is blue, not black...

Here is a shot of my LandYacht emblems (1976 25'), one complete, one untouched with almost 40 years of patina. I used emery paper and subsequently finer grades of wet or dry paper, then brush painted the inset portion of the emblem with blue Rustoleum (not quite the shade I expected). After it dried for a few days I repeated the paper process. I like it, but maybe red would look better?
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Sorry, I thought I understood how to upload a phot, but apparently not
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Badges are not installed yet, will probably go up this weekend...
It was a little more work than expected.
The badges were powdercoated in full black, and the grey done with POR15.
A little time consuming but happy with the results.
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have some fun with the letters as well.
got them stripped, pass them thru a bench grinder with a wire brush wheel and a lot of patience with the little brush and more POR15
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