Evinrude Emblems. Can they be restored?

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    huntleybill

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    #178317

    Working on a mid 50’s Evinrude 15020. These emblems are scratched, the paint is chipped, you know, normal wear and tear. Has anyone restored these? Are there any procedures to restore these documented or available? Does any one make repops of these?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

    Bill

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    phil

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    #178326

    North York Marine in Canada makes reproductions, but they’re not 3D: http://www.nymarine.ca/EVINRUDEmedallions.html

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    fleetwin

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    #178328

    Those emblems are delicate for sure, I would not make any attempt to “restore” them….I would just reinstall them, provided they are not cracked/broken. Decent used ones do show up occasionally, but bring big money….You can post a classified ad here or look on ebay….

    bobw
    bobw

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    #178335

    There is currently a NOS emblem up for sale in the Classifieds section of the site.

    Bob

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    Mumbles

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    #178349

    I have tried painting the worn areas with nail polish before but wasn’t too pleased with the results. Model paint might work better.

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    lindy46

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    #178363

    I believe those are painted on the back side. I’ve touched similar ones up using spray paint and a fine brush with pretty good results. Pretty delicate work.

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    huntleybill

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    #178366

    Thank you all for your responses. My first issues is getting the old paint off. I have paint stipper but am not sure that the stripper won’t melt/ruin the plastic.

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    gjonz

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    #178391

    Yes they can be restored with a very delicate touch.

    The paint cannot be removed with anything that is too aggressive. It will craze the plastic which must stay smooth and clear. They are painted from behind , then a gray paint over the last color so it is opaque.

    I use thin viscosity super glue to fill cracks and scratches. Build it up in layers then sand smooth going grit to grit through 1500 or greater wet dry sandpaper, then buff out with McGuire’s Polish…working from aggressive to fine usually by hand with a microfiber towel.

    I use either testers enamel or sometimes a product for RC race cars that is Alclad Lacquer from the hobby store if the color is available. RC car bodied tend to be painted inside out like the emblems. Use an airbrush for this. The Lacquer or paint may be translucent when done, so that is where the gray back painting is important.

    Hope this helps!

    Greg

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    huntleybill

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    #178403

    Thank you Greg. That helps a lot. What do you use to remove the old paint?

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    Tubs

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    #178407

    I am interested in hearing what Greg uses.
    The best thing I have found for removing paint from
    plastic that doesn’t affect it is dot 3 break fluid.

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    fleetwin

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    #178434

    Wish I had these skills!

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    crosbyman

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    #178443

    crazy glue mixed with baking soda makes a strong filler there is a utube on how they fix violins using this technique

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    JAN ADALBERON

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    #193917

    I’ve restored mine. Used my fingernails and a toothpick to remove old paint . Used Dupli-color red transparent paint – see pictures for reference. The other side can be wet sanded with 1500 grid sand paper and re-polished.

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    JAN ADALBERON

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    #193922

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    PugetSoundBoater

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    #193972

    Jan- you did a great job! Thanks for the info and photos.

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