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Old 06-24-2019, 07:36 AM
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Hood Ornament Restoration

Hey guys. I just re-finished my hood ornament. It was pretty crusty. I didn't want to pay $200+ for a NOS or new.

My chrome was peeling and the substrate was pretty badly oxidized. I used my DIY sandblasting cabinet to get a decent surface to prime and paint.

I ended up using Spaz Stix Mirror Chrome paint (close to chrome in appearance). Still have to clear-coat but I'll do that when the truck gets painted.

I am also planning to make the Jeep inlay. If it turns out, I can make more. I'll post a video of the process, but for now here is a poorly edited Hood Ornament vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xD479H1A-o
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:08 AM
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Lookin' good!
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:56 AM
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ORNAMENT

that turned out great
I can't believe it !
dave in NC
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:57 PM
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Thanks.

I hope the next phase will turn out also. Essentially I'm using the salvaged inlay to make a silicone mold with which I can do some casting. The original parts were some sort of plastic. If I can cast them with an epoxy or poly resin, they'll be just as good.

Hope to have it done in a few days. And if it works, and you need one, let me know and I'll set up a mold to have 2 or more at a time.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:01 AM
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thank you for your tutorial

waiting for part 2, and any infos on changing the logo Jeep to AMC or a smiley
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:04 AM
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Just finished pouring the resin into the molds.

I'm making a video of how this was done, but my experience isn't pro-level (on videos or mold making). I just watched some crafty ladies on Youtube and tried myself.


I don't have a photo sharing membership anywhere. I hope to de-mold today and post video shortly.

I'm committed to it working. I made 4 molds (actually 7, but 3 were crap). I'll

Coming soon.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:19 PM
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Here is the new video.

Resin casting the Hood Ornament Inlay.

https://youtu.be/lwlipyuX2UE
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:54 PM
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I watched your video and I must say I was quite impressed. You did a very good job. Thanks for taking the time to make a video as I know it will be helpful, not only to myself, but to others as well.
Keep the excellent content coming on your channel.
P.S. I clicked like and subscribe
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:22 AM
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Thanks for watching! The tube isn't a business for me, and neither are the emblems.

Will be painting them shortly from the backside as the originals.




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I watched your video and I must say I was quite impressed. You did a very good job. Thanks for taking the time to make a video as I know it will be helpful, not only to myself, but to others as well.
Keep the excellent content coming on your channel.
P.S. I clicked like and subscribe
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:37 PM
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Very cool
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:41 AM
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That was super cool.

To be honest, I have a weird habit (that's what my wife calls it) of watching youtube videos of people restoring toys, tools, etc. This video was straight up my alley.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:52 AM
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Impressive results. Great work.
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