Emblem restoration

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halbey
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Emblem restoration

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Post by halbey » 02 May 2018, 23:11

I am wondering what my options are for the plastic covering on the fuel door emblem? I also understand that the plastic on the pillar emblems can be sanded and buffed out - mine still have good color but the sun has crinkled the finish and they have yellowed slightly. What grit sand paper would you start with and finish with? Best options for buffing after sanding? Any ideas would be welcomed.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 03 May 2018, 06:33

You can start with 1500 grit and then move to 3000 grit. Finish off with polishing compound. That's what I did with my gauge lenses.
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: Emblem restoration

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Post by halbey » 03 May 2018, 09:00

1967 S Code, thank you. I hope I can get the plastic as clear as you did in the photos.

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Re: Emblem restoration

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Post by Sounnder » 07 May 2018, 17:50

67 S Code, are you doing the polishing by hand or you using a buffer on it? This is one of my next projects.
1969 Eliminator 390 / C-6
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Re: Emblem restoration

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Post by 1967 S Code » 07 May 2018, 19:09

Sounnder wrote:
07 May 2018, 17:50
67 S Code, are you doing the polishing by hand or you using a buffer on it? This is one of my next projects.
I used a foam polishing ball attached to my drill. It’s visible in the last picture. It’s the dirty red color item just to the upper right of the lens.
Steven
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Our Cougars

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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: Emblem restoration

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Post by Sounnder » 08 May 2018, 18:46

Forgive my ignorance but I want to make sure I'm compleetly following. You are using 1500 and 3000 grit sand paper then using the polishing compound on the ball attachment, correct?

Thanks

Rick
1969 Eliminator 390 / C-6
2017 Ram 6.7 2500 4x4 Limiited

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Re: Emblem restoration

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Post by DieselD » 09 May 2018, 09:17

mine where not quite as bad and I was simply able to a good plastic buffing kit. I did not have any yellowing however. Also did my taillights and they came out looking new.

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Re: Emblem restoration

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Post by 1967 S Code » 09 May 2018, 21:20

Sounnder wrote:
08 May 2018, 18:46
Forgive my ignorance but I want to make sure I'm compleetly following. You are using 1500 and 3000 grit sand paper then using the polishing compound on the ball attachment, correct?

Thanks

Rick
Rick that is correct. Wet sanded with 1500 then 3000 followed by the 3M polish on the polishing ball.

Steven
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Our Cougars

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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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