[Healeys] Paint type and color
Peter & Veronica
greylinn at ozemail.com.au
Wed Oct 17 15:33:44 MDT 2018
...it sounds like yours is an aftermarket badge Lin. I went through 3 of those, including one from a UK supplier who claimed theirs were from a different supplier from the rest, and better. They all shed their red script, one in almost one piece. I figure that the skills/techniques to do these properly has been lost. The main issue seems to be that a) the casting of the script is too shallow, and the edges not sufficiently sharp, and b) the chrome plating in the script isn’t etched or otherwise prepared to form a key for the cloisonné. The original badge on my other Healey is fine after 63 years. I eventually gave up & painted the script!!
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From: Linwood Rose
Sent: Thursday, 18 October 2018 4:54 AM
To: michaelsalter at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Paint type and color
I should have added that cloisonné badges that I have seen which required repair seemed to be cracked, often with small pieces of the material missing, while on my badge the color seems to have just “peeled” off.
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On Oct 17, 2018, at 7:17 AM, Michael Salter <michael.salter at gmail.com> wrote:
Bad news Lin, the red in the badges is not paint, it is cloisonné.
Thats a type of glass and paint just doesn't look the same.
There are places where you can get it redone.
On Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 10:16 PM Linwood Rose, <linwoodrose at mac.com> wrote:
So I have lost some paint from my emblem. Anyone figured out what color to use to match?
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