Liquid cooled badges

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Liquid cooled badges

Postby Waterbuffalo » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:38 pm

I know you can buy new ones, and the Kettle Club also had original crossed Q ones recreated as well. For the sake of doing it, I preferred to restore these original ones from the mid 70s and refit them to the cylinder barrels.

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As they looked on the bike when it was bought.

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Stripped of the old creative green paint.

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Dressed as best as possible of the dents and now repainted.

GT barrel 1.jpg

The barrels appearance needing some work after badge removal.

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The barrel after cleaning off the old clearcoat and oxidation.

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Now back on the barrels again, along with new head bolts.
Two strokes, its just that simple.

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Re: Liquid cooled badges

Postby PaulD738 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:40 pm

Nice job Alan, you need lots of patience to restore badges to that level which is why I wouldn't attempt it :roll:
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
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Re: Liquid cooled badges

Postby Waterbuffalo » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:37 pm

Paul its a lot easier than it looks, most time is spent in prepping the badge.
Two strokes, its just that simple.

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Re: Liquid cooled badges

Postby Mr Bonehead » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:48 pm

Nice job on the decals water buffalo ,what did you use to stick them on with ? Don't want mine blowing off when I am out on the road
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Re: Liquid cooled badges

Postby canaletto5 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:13 pm

Always a laff

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Re: Liquid cooled badges

Postby Filly » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:02 pm

Hi Waterbuffalo, I admired the work of restoring the Liquid cooled badges, and I wanted to ask you how did you protect the writing from the black background paint and make it so bright without a smudge. Thanks for the information you want to share. Hello

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Re: Liquid cooled badges

Postby senicoli » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:59 pm

Filly wrote:Hi Waterbuffalo, I admired the work of restoring the Liquid cooled badges, and I wanted to ask you how did you protect the writing from the black background paint and make it so bright without a smudge. Thanks for the information you want to share. Hello

its not rocket science paint the whole thing in your chosen background colour while its still wet get your cotton buds and take the paint of all the raised bits let it dry and give the raised bits a light buff with solvol it does require a steady hand and plenty of cotton buds if you make a b*lls of it clean it and start again dont ask :) colin

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Re: Liquid cooled badges

Postby slosher » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:04 pm

Guys if left to dry fully you can gently scrape off with your thumb nail and then buff up :)
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Re: Liquid cooled badges

Postby rodent » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:19 am

BAZ wrote:https://youtu.be/Lxb3z1nTw0w


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