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Very creative guys, i like it. But what about on old Schwinn headbadges at the bottom there is very small writing. I think it says Chicago, or something like that. Is that painted on? I don't have access to my headbadge on my Schwinn resto, but it needs some help with the white field area.
Nice examples and How To.
I won the RRB 007 badge and was wondering how to paint it.
In fine and resto work Ive come to be a believer in the adage,' use a scraper made of a softer substance than the base you are working on'. For steel I often use brass scrapers, and any brass is softer, but for brass or aluminum there are enough different grades that you can use a soft brass on harder brass, etc. Making the scrapers is easy enough out of scrap stock, but an easy brass one is a 30-06, or similar, empty cartridge case. It is long enough to give you a good grip and the neck can be easily flattened and shaped for what you are doing.
The credit card thing has also worked for me, but the edge rounds off quickly, so keep rotating the card when it stops doing what you want.
BTW, it is always better to start with too soft a scraper than too hard a one! You can always escalate your attack, but scratching the base will cause wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Last edited by gcrank1 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
So many bikes, so little time.......
How about this one for my BO7 bike Flex-Liner 7
Here it is installed on my RRBBO7 Page 100 update.
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