Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

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MilesS835
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Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

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I am aware there is another post about refurbishing the estate's rear lion badge but unfortunately that one went dead a long time ago.
So here I am am trying to relight the fire regarding the rear badge.
I don't really want to just stick on a 307(I think) badge on it and be done with it because I like the look of the original.
So I sourced another rear badge from a scrappy which was tatty but in slightly better condition than the one on my car.
Here is before:
Pug boot badge.jpg
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I proceeded to scrape off all of the old lacquer etc and sanded it until it was smooth:
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Chipping off lacquer.jpg
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After this I had to sand it smooth:
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Once that was done I started the enamel paint:
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Here is where I currently am at, waiting for the enamel to dry so I can polish and lacquer it.
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So far I'm very pleased with the progress! :cheesy:
1998 Diablo red 406 V6 estate
1981 DeLorean
Can't buy parts when it's all on petrol! :lol:
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Re: Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

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That's looking pretty darn good :shock: I suspect you could still see the outline but still you must have a steady hand. Or did you use some sort of mask? Were you not tempted to paint something else on there? :supafrisk:
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Re: Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

Post by MilesS835 »

Thanks!
Once all the lacquer and paint had been scraped off, there was a tiny indentation where the lion bit is, I simply followed that very carefully, although I screwed it up a little in a couple of places! hopefully I can sort those minor issues out before the lacquer goes on.
I'm planning on going for a bit of a sleeper with the car, I'm half tempted to take the "V6" badges off and replace them with the "GLX" badges :lol:
1998 Diablo red 406 V6 estate
1981 DeLorean
Can't buy parts when it's all on petrol! :lol:
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Re: Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

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1.8 Rapier... :supafrisk: :supafrisk:
Unskilled meddling sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - it's fixed! Shame about the rider...
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM (Anti-Theft Mechanism) LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - it weighs a ton!
MilesS835
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Re: Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

Post by MilesS835 »

It's a GLX spec which justifies the badge. I just like outrunning the Boy racers in their Corsa's from the lights in an old Pug! :lol:
1998 Diablo red 406 V6 estate
1981 DeLorean
Can't buy parts when it's all on petrol! :lol:
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Re: Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

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I am in the envious position of owning a V6 coupe and a tweaked 2.2hdi estate, and to be honest there isn't a great deal of difference performance wise when hooning around town, but on the motorway the V6 has the legs....

It's a definite feeling of smugness when an old inconspicuous Peugeot estate surprises the boy racers :cheesy:
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MilesS835
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Re: Estate Boot Badge Refurbishment

Post by MilesS835 »

It's a definite feeling of smugness when an old inconspicuous Peugeot estate surprises the boy racers :cheesy:
Yes that's always good fun, the looks on their faces :lol:

This enamel is taking ages to dry! :roll:
1998 Diablo red 406 V6 estate
1981 DeLorean
Can't buy parts when it's all on petrol! :lol:
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