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Re: 1969 XR7 Roof emblem badge logo

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Post by Don Rush » 02 Jan 2018, 10:38

Keep in mind if your used unit looks like the last one you can sand and buff and the results are amazing, if the clear epoxy coating is not lifting it will look NOS upon completion. Look at our restored emblem, epoxy glue will reattach the plastic to the chrome.

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Post by 69XRRR7 » 02 Jan 2018, 19:40

Looking nice. You just might have yourself a side job! LOL!
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Re: 1969 XR7 Roof emblem badge logo

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Post by CoogaFan » 03 Jan 2018, 19:34

Don Rush wrote:
02 Jan 2018, 10:38
Keep in mind if your used unit looks like the last one you can sand and buff and the results are amazing, if the clear epoxy coating is not lifting it will look NOS upon completion. Look at our restored emblem, epoxy glue will reattach the plastic to the chrome.
I got that image from ebay but I wasn't aware of that. good to know...

I got sidetracked rebuilding the carb, but I cleaned it up a bit, though I see from the image there's more to be done. Since the paint is so thin it will need 2 or 3 coats of each color. I redid the black XR7 but my syringe froze up before I could float the white.
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I'm hoping to get a recommendation for a plastic coating that is Crystal Clear, UV resistant and Outdoor/Weatherproof (apparently waterproof isn't the same). Also do you think gloss or satin finish would be best?

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Re: 1969 XR7 Roof emblem badge logo *UPDATE*

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Post by CoogaFan » 21 Feb 2018, 12:23

Went to a place called Tap Plastics here in Seattle and they suggested I try their casting resin product. Its clear, hard and UV protected.
It seemed to work great however the red background paint lifted and blurred out some of the detail...

My partner, who actually owns the car says their good enough but I will try it again a little later. I think I will try spraying sealer over the paint before pouring the resin next time.
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Post by Yorgle » 21 Feb 2018, 13:27

I restored some chrome Ghia emblems years ago and used clear polyurethane and it worked great. There is a version of that stuff at most hardware stores that's made to pour onto tabletops, etc. It goes on super thick and dries thick. It did yellow slightly over the years and gave the emblems a bit of a gold tint.
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Post by Aussiexr7 » 26 Feb 2018, 18:49

It’s looking really good. How did you strip the old clear and colour from the emblem? I’d like to do this too but scared of wrecking the detail getting the old stuff off. I would probably look to use a marine UV resistant varnish or 2 pack polyurethane clear to finish.
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