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BR enamel cap badges

Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by John Casingena, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. John Casingena

    John Casingena New Member

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    If you buy a br enamel cap badge and some of the enamel has came off can you buy enamel paint and repair it as it will be cheaper that buying a perfect condition original
     
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    As I understand enamelling it involves filling the area to be enamelled with a coloured glass power and then firing the item in a kiln.
    So yes, you could paint missing area with an enamel paint, and if you match the colour perfectly, it won't notice at a distance but close up it'll be obvious that a bit of the enamel is missing and the gap has been painted.
     
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    Best method is to fill missing areas with car body filler. Smooth off and paint with car body paint (Holts etc) masking off original enamel with tape or PVA glue [this will peel off after painting]. Careful use of cotton buds and T-Cut will restore nicely. Hell of a faff tho.
     
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    Thanks for the tips only going to be on a peak cap so wont be seen close up
     

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