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Old 04-13-2015, 02:30 PM   #1
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Black Letters and Badges

just wondering if anyone had done the black letters and badges on a 70s?
We. Are thinking on removing them and have them powder coated, but now we are. Debating between the blue letters and colored badges or going black.
For some reason the black on a polished AS appears very classy...
Anyone out there has done this right?
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Yes.
I had the letters powder coated silver on my 72. The powder coater had a lot of problems with them and didn't like how they looked, so he didn't charge me. He said the pot metal was off gassing and ruining the finish.
I had the letters powdercoated anthracite on a customer's '69. This was done at High Point powdercoating in Liberty Hill, TX. He also had a hard time getting a good finish and told me he'd never do another set
That looked great when he was finished with them.


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For some reason the black on a polished AS appears very classy...
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I LOVE the "black on shiny" look. I'm going black on everything. I've coated my wraps with black truck bed liner. Black rub rail and trim inserts. Black and polished on all the letters and emblems. Clear coat over everything.

Thrilled so far.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:01 AM   #5
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Yes.
I had the letters powder coated silver on my 72. The powder coater had a lot of problems with them and didn't like how they looked, so he didn't charge me. He said the pot metal was off gassing and ruining the finish.
I had the letters powdercoated anthracite on a customer's '69. This was done at High Point powdercoating in Liberty Hill, TX. He also had a hard time getting a good finish and told me he'd never do another set
That looked great when he was finished with them.


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Thanks Top!
I know that we saw this done before but can't find any pics here, you wouldn't have any pictures handy from any of the projects that you mentioned?
Now wonder if I should get them powder coated or just got with some POR 15 TopCoat...any inputs?

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I LOVE the "black on shiny" look. I'm going black on everything. I've coated my wraps with black truck bed liner. Black rub rail and trim inserts. Black and polished on all the letters and emblems. Clear coat over everything.



Thrilled so far.

Love the pictures! What products where you using? Looks great👍
BTW
I'm thinking about the International badge to go black and grey....any thoughts?
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Pics here-
https://picasaweb.google.com/1092888...22507722895634
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Those do indeed look nice!
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Wow, Top- that looks nice!
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Love the pictures! What products where you using? Looks great👍
BTW
I'm thinking about the International badge to go black and grey....any thoughts?
I just used rustoleum black, and clear. I did my International badges in black and chrome rustoleum, however, I did not let it cure long enough before the clear, and it turned the chrome to gray. I think I'm going to hit it again with the chrome, and wont clear that part this time. The gray doesnt look bad- I just think the chrome looked better.

I can take some pics of the badges tomorrow so you can see that look.
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Thank you for the kind words.

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Nice looking work there.
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Here's a few angles of my International badges. The gray was what I painted chrome. I cleared it too soon and this is what it turned. Its not terrible, but I liked the chrome better.
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Black Letters and Badges

Hmmmm.... That's pretty similar to what I had in mind...
I was looking to do something like this with the international badges..

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Yours came out cool....
I wasn't thinking about the chrome option though....
Again, nice work !!!!!!!
Now I'm debating between grey or chrome.... What an existential crisis !!!😄
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I'm not at the polishing stage but these look fantastic!


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I LOVE the "black on shiny" look. I'm going black on everything. I've coated my wraps with black truck bed liner. Black rub rail and trim inserts. Black and polished on all the letters and emblems. Clear coat over everything.



Thrilled so far.

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 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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