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Old 05-06-2001, 08:24 PM   #1
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Question Painted Badges Problems

any have some trouble with their painted badges??

i did mine and a few days later i notice a few bubbles..and the a week or so later the paint SOMEHOW went on top of the chrome stars inbetween the plastic and the star...very odd....

a friend of mine also had a problem with his...REALLY big nasty bubbles and his paint faded....

both of us use model acryl paint....

anyone else with these problems?

solutions? i m thinkin Spray paint...


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Old 05-06-2001, 08:35 PM   #2
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I had some problems with the first badge I did... I used a tamiya acrylic paint (I think), which ended up eventually cracking the badge, and faded pretty badly over the course of a year. You might want to try the vinyl-backed version of the badge mod...
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Old 05-06-2001, 10:58 PM   #3
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ya, my paint went on the wrong side of the silver border too. looks crappy, but the badges can be had at the local junkyard for cheep!!!!!
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Old 05-07-2001, 12:03 AM   #4
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You should not use Aycrilic paint. It is water based and can be affected by tempature, on an R/C car th ebody can flex, the badge will not, and its on the back side making that worse.

Use enamel, like Testors paints, or use touch-up pint.

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Old 05-07-2001, 03:05 AM   #5
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I've done two badges with the Testors enamel model paint, and didn't have any problems with either one of them.

<IMG SRC="http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/image_uploads/Badge.jpg" border=0>

The other one is all red, but just a little too boring for me, so I went with the multi-color theme. Doesn't show well in the pic, but there is a small green stripe seperating the red and the blue.

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Old 05-07-2001, 06:21 AM   #6
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I used testors enamal paint and I haven't had a problem yet. though I'm not as artistically gifted, I chose only one color, I may redo the color in a year to yellow, still undecided, though my blue looks on the purple side in certain light, that way I have a cameleon look

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Old 05-07-2001, 06:37 AM   #7
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I used a Testors paint marker (lemon yellow). I've painted my calipers, badge, front triangular vents (were orange), and have never had a problem. I think it is kind of high temp. paint too, because I painted directly on my buddies engine block with the same paint like 6 months ago and it still hasn't faded or bubbled.
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Old 05-07-2001, 07:55 AM   #8
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thanks everyone.....


I CLub Badge Mod should update their mod thats where i got my info it mentioned Acrylic paint...

oh well on to my 3rd badge....or the C-West grill hehehe
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Old 05-07-2001, 08:02 AM   #9
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hmm if you carefully read the badge mod, it reads "USE ENAMEL, NOT ACRYLIC(WATER BASED) PAINT, SO IT SAYS <H1>USE ENAMEL BASED PAINT</H1> OF OBVIOUSLY IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE IT SHOWS YOU MODEL PAINT SO GO GET SOME TIGER!!
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Old 05-07-2001, 08:06 AM   #10
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ooooo i see the light!! i hve been saved!! thanks again
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Old 05-07-2001, 08:33 AM   #11
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try nail polish
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Old 05-07-2001, 03:34 PM   #12
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just go get some sticker vinyl in the color you want and stick it on. most vinyl is the sam color on both sides. if you use vinyl it takes about 5 seconds and you don't have to worry about bubbles or different shades, or brush marks when you paint.

<IMG SRC="http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/image_uploads/badge1.jpg" border=0>
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Old 05-07-2001, 04:59 PM   #13
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yes i kno about the vinyl trick i did it b4 i painted it but i wanted it to be perfect.....
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Old 05-07-2001, 05:03 PM   #14
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I think the problem of paint goes into the Chrome stars could be resulted by heating up process while you are taking the badge off. You could be cracked the chrome part while you heating up the badge and created a gap btw the plastic and the star, so the paint eventually went into the gap. For the paint, I used Testor. I used bright pink and mixed with very little silver in order to be STI pink.



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Old 05-07-2001, 07:11 PM   #15
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Being a resourceful chikita, I used nail polish, which I think looks excellent, it's readily available and cheap. I think it should hold up well over time, and for good measure coated it with a clear top coat. It looks like different colors of blue depending on the light. Best of all I can use up the rest at my leisure. now my toes and the badge can match!
what do you think? http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?...847&p=48021998

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Old 05-07-2001, 07:27 PM   #16
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16 bucks fo the badge another 16 fo a new one is 32 almost as much as the bunny badge.....


i don t need no mo stinkin BADGErs hehehe


C-WEST grill Here i go!!
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Old 05-07-2001, 08:25 PM   #17
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oh gee thanks accurit, vinyl does make it look perfect. think about it, no paint, no brushmarks, no dark or light spots just consistant color. plus it doesn't take long. if you can apply a sticker, you can do this mod. plus vinyl comes in thousands of colors.
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Old 05-07-2001, 09:02 PM   #18
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please close this thread...

i jus want the cwest grill no emblem =)
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Old 05-07-2001, 11:59 PM   #19
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Going the same route I did eh..

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