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Old 11-03-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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faded emblem

We have a 66 Caravel that has a badly faded emblem.
Any ideas how we can get the blue back in our Airstream?
Thanks
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Uncledan,
I masked the silver letters with green tape and an exacto knife. Sprayed the background with (sand lightly first) auto primer and Rust oleum -Royal Blue. They turned out really nice.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:26 PM   #3
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Vintage trailer supply .com sells them cheap!
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:34 PM   #4
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We have a 66 Caravel that has a badly faded emblem.
Any ideas how we can get the blue back in our Airstream?
Thanks
Bought mine at Vintage Trailer Supply.By the time I had bought the primer the paint not to mention the time involved I went for the reproductions(which are exact).I did my flags and my International tags however.The flags took forever, but look great.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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We have a 66 Caravel that has a badly faded emblem.
Any ideas how we can get the blue back in our Airstream?
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That Airstream name plate is still available from some Airstream dealers.

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Old 11-03-2010, 09:46 PM   #6
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It was very time consuming, all that cutting and taping. Then there is the issue of blue paint on the kitchen table. Yikes!
I did find that under the rear emblem Pablo had signed his name in really tiny letters. What do ya think he's doing these days?
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:47 PM   #7
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Try clear contact paper and an exacto knife. Works like a charm and will stick well to the raised letters.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:54 PM   #8
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Better idea.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:10 PM   #9
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Here are some pics from when we did ours.

Total cost for this project just under $10
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:34 PM   #10
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I removed mine from trailer. cleaned them and sprayed them with royal blue rustoliom.
when dry I took a small orbital sander and went over the raised letters to sand the blue paint off (easy). then I gave the whole thing a coat of clear. except for drying time it took about 50 ninutes for all 4 emblems. regards nm1oqrz
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:17 PM   #11
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frame

So, where can I find 2 frames for my '64 emblems like the one Niche Vintage shows on '65?

Nicely done.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:20 AM   #12
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So, where can I find 2 frames for my '64 emblems like the one Niche Vintage shows on '65?

Nicely done.
That framing is no longer available, from Airstream.

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:21 AM   #13
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Are the emblems bucked or pop rivets?
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:51 AM   #14
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So, where can I find 2 frames for my '64 emblems like the one Niche Vintage shows on '65?

Nicely done.
You make it... Vintage Trailer supply sells the "j" edging. Just cut the corners with snips on a 45 and rivet it in place.
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