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Re: any recomendations for signs ?

Postby pennymachines » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:24 pm

Possibly combined with: Useful paint masking and printing products from Hobbycraft

Also, because they're quite bold signs, I think you could get them made, as suggested, by http://www.vintagebrassplates.co.uk, without the black background paint, then mask the paint-less areas (by carefully over painting them with coloured Vaseline), spray painting and wiping them off when dry. I would guess this would be quite an expensive route though.

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Re: Any recomendations for making signs?

Postby widget2k4 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:14 pm

Yep, that's going to be an expensive route to take. I was wondering if I could invert the image for the coin slot onto a vinyl sticker paint it then remove the sticker? I don't know if that would work.

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Any tips on restoring these ?

Postby widget2k4 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:43 pm

Topic merged - Site Admin.

Anyone have any master tips for restoring these metal signs?
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Re: any tips on restoring these ?

Postby pennymachines » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:56 am

See Tips & Tricks merged above.

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Re: Restoring, inpainting & reproducing machine plaques etc.

Postby widget2k4 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:37 pm

thanks for the tips, they never turned out too bad for first attempt.
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Re: Restoring, inpainting & reproducing machine plaques etc.

Postby pennymachines » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:58 pm

They look spot on. !THUMBS!
How did you do it?

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Re: Restoring, inpainting & reproducing machine plaques etc.

Postby badpenny » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:06 pm

Really brilliant, please share, it might motivate me to finish off my Bradley Challenger.

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Re: Restoring, inpainting & reproducing machine plaques etc.

Postby bryans fan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:53 pm

widget2k4 wrote:thanks for the tips, they never turned out too bad for first attempt.

You are too modest! They look bloody good to me!

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Re: Restoring, inpainting & reproducing machine plaques etc.

Postby badpenny » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:10 pm

Is this connected to your motorbike activity?

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Re: Restoring, inpainting & reproducing machine plaques etc.

Postby widget2k4 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:25 pm

Sorry I was going to do a guide to do it but will just briefly explain:
First off remove the paint, I used paint-stripper and a fine wire wool. This also gives it a key for the paint to adhere to. Then spray the complete thing with whatever paint suits you - I used acrylic.
Let it dry completely for a couple of days.
Now what I did was got a piece of glass, made sure it was spotlessly clean, then sprayed it with a spray glue and stuck a sheet of 3000 grit wet and dry sandpaper to it, then soaked it with soapy water and gently rubbed the plaques upside down in the sandpaper in a circular motion until the paint was off the raised parts. Finally I coated the complete piece with clear lacquer.
Easy as that. :)


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