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    Thread: Refinishing badges

    1. Member firebreathingbunny's Avatar
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      04-24-2012 01:57 PM #1
      I need to refinish the badges on my 84 GTI. Any info/experience would be helpful. ie colors originally used. TIA
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      05-13-2012 05:33 PM #2
      I think someone used silver foil and a heat gun here before, and had good results.

      I actually went at mine with Testors silver model paint, a small brush and a steady hand. They came out fantastic.

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      05-14-2012 12:03 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Maggiolone View Post
      I think someone used silver foil and a heat gun here before, and had good results.

      I actually went at mine with Testors silver model paint, a small brush and a steady hand. They came out fantastic.

      Thanks.

      I need to take my badge to the model shop to try to match the GTI red.
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      05-30-2012 11:38 AM #4
      Don't know if this would be helpful info, but thought I'd chime in- Just got done painting some badges for my Rocco, black background w/ white raised lettering. Used spray to paint the entire emblem white, then black acrylic to paint the background and spaces between the letters, using a wet towel to wipe the black off the letters before it dried. Kind of an experiment, but they turned out well I think

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