67 skylark Grille center emblem

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Houndogforever, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    I have a pretty good condition center emblem. It needs the black re-painted but the chrome is in good shape. The problem comes along in that the Red of the first shield has faded to silver.

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    It "looks" like the center is a separate part, but rather than a nut holding it on, it seems to have been swaged over to hold it in position. Has anybody successfully removed this and re-colored the emblem? If so, how?

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  2. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    I don't have an answer but have a similar problem with 1 center cap on my Electra. Either water gets in there or the sun fades them not sure which. If you get an answer it should apply to most faded emblems. You would have to get to the inside surface of the clear plastic and remove what's left of the faded paint first. Then find the right color which would be a job in itself. If someone could figure this out they would have a job for a lifetime. - Bill 20181003_125505.jpg 20181003_125524.jpg
     
  3. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    Yeah, but I have a skylark, not a Cougar.:D

    That was basically what I thought was in this one, I just wanted a little advice ahead.
    Thanks for the link, now I'm off!
     
  4. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    Looking at Testor paints, do you think I should use a Lacquer paint, or an enamel paint? It is for painting the back side of the clear plastic.

    PS, it came apart really easy, just sand away a little of the swaged over area and tap the center with a punch. Popped right out.

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  5. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    Looks time consuming but with few replacement options this may be one of my dead of winter projects. Thanks for the video. Oh and now I know why nobody is doing this as a service. - Bill
     
  6. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    Definitely not laquor Jon it will melt the plastic.
     
  7. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    Good to know, thanks for that.
     
  8. PatricksBuick

    PatricksBuick PatrickBuick

    Not sure what you call the paint, but I used the regular stuff that you put on the plastic model kits.
    Did what you did on my 67 grille trishield, i.e. removing the backshield, clean it properly with, just manually, no abrasives. Painted it and sprayed some clear coat over it.
    Looks fantastic.
    Good luck

    Patrick
     

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