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    for those decent with the painting - how'd i do this tricky bit?

    Finally bagged myself a rear griffin badge off of eBay after getting in touch with a member on there



    The badge is getting painted black, the same colour as the car.

    I'm thinking about possibly painting the "V" in the flag a different colour (haven't decided what yet or if i even will).

    If i decide to do this, how would i do a good job in there without buggering the rest of the badge?






    Sort of a side note - anyone here done this? Any colour you'd recommend, or pics of this done?

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    try dipping a cocktail stick into the paint and then dabbing it in. worked for me in an old school project. not quite the same thing but u neva know

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    I'd say it needs to be brush painted, otherwise spray the 'V' what ever colour you want. Then mask it up and spray the rest of the badge black. Remove mask and lacquer it all.
    But due to size of it, hand painting will be easier for the V.

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    As said for size cocktail stick will be best option

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    Ive seen someone do this before with a syringe and a small needle, just squirt a small ammout of paint into it.

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    would it not be easier to paint the badge black then mask off around the V and paint that then laquer? thats what i'd do but im no pro
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    Ive seen a few painted black and red on another forum, does look good. you need to get a tiny paint brush or even a make up brush, Jx

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    Here's one though -

    You need to sand it first before starting with the primer right?

    Well how would you get any bit of sandpaper in there? It's simply too small for the job.

    So will the paint just flake, whatever way i apply it, as it looks really difficult to sand?

    I dunno.


    EDIT: & as i don't want to buy in any coloured paint JUST for the V, if i do it then it'll be done the same colour as the calipers. SO, would some hammerite be good enough here or is it the wrong sort of paint?

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    Key the badge with 800 fine wet n dry.

    The apply a few coats of acid etch primer.

    Once this is dry lightly flat it down with 1500 wet n dry.

    thats the primer sorted.

    Now choose the colour you want to paint the V, spray this over V area only.

    Go to a local model shop and buy a product called Maskol its made by humbrol.

    Its a pink latex liquid ( so dont breath the fumes or you will get a nose bleed lol )

    Get a fine brush and paint some of this fluid in the V, allow to dry.

    It should go a dark purple colour when dry.

    Now just lighlty key the area around the V back up.

    Paint the rest of the badge your next chose colour.

    Pick the maskol out with a cocktail stick or a sharp craft knife and then lacquer the complete badge.

    Hope this helps


    EDIT - just read your comment above.

    Cut a small peice of wet n dry, use it wet and get the end of cocktail stick anduse that to guide the paper around the V to key it up.

    TBH as the area is that small once you have lacquered it the bdage wont move as its on your boot so chance are the paint wont crack

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    Cheers fella.

    Ideally i'm looking to make use of stuff i will have in anyway & would rather not buy in stuff for this one job & never be used for anything else.

    So i will have coloured paint of the hammerite variety for the calipers - just wondering if this would be ok to be dabbed into the "V"?

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