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DIY Nameplate repaint/restore

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Alright. Here’s a quick how to repaint your emblems back to how they left the factory. 

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If your nameplate looks like this from the 30 years it has been in service then it’s time for a fresh repaint. 

 

here's what I went and did with this. 

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I took the nameplate and cleaned it. Then I  used flat black and spray painted the whole nameplate like this:

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I found this easier to do instead of masking off each letter to achieve a perfect paint all around and inside the letters. 

I let it dry after applying the paint for about and hour or so in the hot sun(for you states who don’t know what the sun looks like, let it set longer). 

After the paint is good and dry, I took a scotchbrite pad and just scrubbed the paint off of the letters to achieve the look of this:

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Follow up with a good coat of clear or two and you got yourself a new looking nameplate. 

 

I did try this on a few other nameplates before attempting the Comanche nameplate to be sure I’d achieve good results. 

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I`m gonnna have to do this soon...I think its great.  Easy refresh

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On 6/11/2019 at 11:42 PM, eaglescout526 said:

I let it dry after applying the paint for about and hour or so in the hot sun(for you states who don’t know what the sun looks like, let it set longer). 

 

This made me laugh 😆

I never had luck with clear coating for what ever reason?? How is yours holding up?

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1 hour ago, Drahcir495 said:

 

This made me laugh 😆

I never had luck with clear coating for what ever reason?? How is yours holding up?

Lol. Just about everything I have painted and followed with clear coat is doing pretty well. The one that is the most noticeable is the upper trim above the grill. It’s holding pretty well. I use rustoleums automotive clear 

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On 6/11/2019 at 10:42 PM, eaglescout526 said:

Alright. Here’s a quick how to repaint your emblems back to how they left the factory. 

59A7FC9A-7586-445F-9ECD-721726428E2B.jpeg.4bef48f7e922d35308b465615c201dd3.jpeg

If your nameplate looks like this from the 30 years it has been in service then it’s time for a fresh repaint. 

 

here's what I went and did with this. 

4499DDFB-A65A-4C03-82E5-E4FF213E4B7D.jpeg.c414dffc33ee38b408e73aef1c91b60b.jpeg

 

I took the nameplate and cleaned it. Then I  used flat black and spray painted the whole nameplate like this:

5CCF104B-2593-4EFE-A160-535D99ACE61A.jpeg.e4e1cc321d2f3bb1d4ac087ef4f5627d.jpeg

 

I found this easier to do instead of masking off each letter to achieve a perfect paint all around and inside the letters. 

I let it dry after applying the paint for about and hour or so in the hot sun(for you states who don’t know what the sun looks like, let it set longer). 

After the paint is good and dry, I took a scotchbrite pad and just scrubbed the paint off of the letters to achieve the look of this:

C6D79224-6884-4EC9-AD9F-03CBFAF295D3.jpeg.2971e2d5e6356f063cab16d9206f2b25.jpeg

 

Follow up with a good coat of clear or two and you got yourself a new looking nameplate. 

 

I did try this on a few other nameplates before attempting the Comanche nameplate to be sure I’d achieve good results. 

What color scotchbrite pad? I definitely need to do mine. Yours look great!

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1 minute ago, JMO413 said:

What color scotchbrite pad? I definitely need to do mine. Yours look great!

Just ordinary green ones will do. 

 

Update, The clear coat may protect the paint and nameplate but after a bit it turned to crap on the chrome plating. So I will leave that up to anyone's discretion to use clear or not. I used automotive spray clear. 

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