08-02-2015, 04:36 PM
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  • Mouser
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Does anyone here do that or know someone who does? Please send me a pm if you do.

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 08-02-2015, 04:48 PM
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(08-02-2015, 04:36 PM)Mouser Wrote: Does anyone here do that or know someone who does? Please send me a pm if you do.

Are the letter engraved and then painted,  raised and painted, or just painted on a smooth surface.

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 08-02-2015, 04:55 PM
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Fill with paint of choice, Testors etc, wipe excess and the groves will remain filled.

Let dry and use.

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 08-02-2015, 05:21 PM
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If the letters are engraved it is quite simple.  I posted a thread on the subject while ago.  Here is the Link. If the letters are not engraved, I think you are fighting a losing battle, I doubt anyone can duplicate the logos unless it is the original company themselves.

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 08-02-2015, 05:59 PM
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If engraved you can do as Bruce stated or take a needle/sharpened toothpick, dip in the paint and fill in the engravings. 

If letters are raised then take the butt off an unsmoked cigarette. Dip the butt into a little paint and let the filter absorb it. Gently dab on the raised lettering and let dry. 

If its a smooth surface ten your prob SOL as Merkur man stated. I used to build a lot of model cars, planes, boats etc so steps 1 and 2 are tried and true. Just be patient, have steady hands, and don't sneeze. Smile

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 08-02-2015, 06:04 PM
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I painted the letters on a couple of vintage brushes by applying paint and wiping off the excess. It really depends on the individual brush as to how well it'll turn out. If the lettering is deep then it is fairly easy, if it's shallow then it's hard to get it perfect.
You might want to pm GDCarrington, I know he has done quite a few restores in the past.

Good luck with your restore.

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 08-02-2015, 06:19 PM
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(08-02-2015, 04:55 PM)Bruce Wrote: Fill with paint of choice, Testors etc, wipe excess and the groves will remain filled.

Let dry and use.


I'll likely give this a go on my Eagle 3 Bruce, wipe off with what? Thinner? Acetone?

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 08-02-2015, 06:21 PM
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(08-02-2015, 06:19 PM)Shanman Wrote:
(08-02-2015, 04:55 PM)Bruce Wrote: Fill with paint of choice, Testors etc, wipe excess and the groves will remain filled.

Let dry and use.


I'll likely give this a go on my Eagle 3 Bruce, wipe off with what? Thinner? Acetone?
If it's still fresh and wet, all you'll need is your thumb.

I've done it a few times with brushes and razors, never had any issues. If it doesn't all take or fill in the first time, let it dry and do again....like a second pass

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 08-02-2015, 06:29 PM
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Gotcha, thanks!

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 08-03-2015, 01:43 AM
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(08-02-2015, 06:29 PM)Shanman Wrote: Gotcha, thanks!

Take a look at the link I posted above. There is a nice picture tutorial on the subject. Bruce probably has better skills than I do, because wiping with a finger resulted in an enormous mess before I figured out how to use paint thinner in a way that produced perfect results.


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 08-03-2015, 03:10 AM
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(08-02-2015, 05:21 PM)merkur man Wrote: If the letters are engraved it is quite simple.  I posted a thread on the subject while ago.  Here is the Link. If the letters are not engraved, I think you are fighting a losing battle, I doubt anyone can duplicate the logos unless it is the original company themselves.


Thanks for the link and the information in the thread Nathan, great work. I too have been meaning to revamp some of my vintage brushes so i will definitely be trying what you suggested in that thread. Cheers!

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 08-03-2015, 06:04 AM
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(08-03-2015, 03:10 AM)AndyC Wrote:
(08-02-2015, 05:21 PM)merkur man Wrote: If the letters are engraved it is quite simple.  I posted a thread on the subject while ago.  Here is the Link. If the letters are not engraved, I think you are fighting a losing battle, I doubt anyone can duplicate the logos unless it is the original company themselves.


Thanks for the link and the information in the thread Nathan, great work. I too have been meaning to revamp some of my vintage brushes so i will definitely be trying what you suggested in that thread. Cheers!

Nathan's tutorial is great. We use Testors, including their enamel thinner. Since we apply paint to fresh laser engravings, we also have to put some time and effort into cleaning (and then drying) before application.

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 08-03-2015, 07:16 AM
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Thanks Nathan, ill likely use both methods and fiddle around to see what works, I saw the link after I posted, good stuff.

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