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Has anyone had any success repairing chipped enamel on the BMW tank badges?

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No...

I haven't had success, but I have had some failures. Better to haunt eBay hoping to score some nice originals.

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I have to agree. I tried to

I have to agree. I tried to have a cloisonné artist repair a pair, but the original color changed.

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Expensive, too!

Some friends who share my interest in old Mercedes cars have tried to have their cloisonné grill badges professionally restored. It can be done successfully, but it costs, literally, hundreds of dollars.

I believe Tim Stafford has had some good reproductions for sale on his eBay store from time to time. He may be a source.

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It must be

Hi, It must be baked on enamel paint. If you want it close (but not baked) you can use ONE SHOT Pin-stripping paint and a fine brush.
Worth a go! If you wish to go that route let me know and I'll mix up the color and send you the formula ,this would be % of stock colors to make up the match. Mark

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Thanks for your input. I

Thanks for your input.
I am not adverse to fitting reproduction badges but have had bad experience with reproduction parts in the past not being good quality. I would also rather fit an original part , even if it is showing its age as this is part of the history of the bike.
I will do some experiments and come back if I have any success . My wife is an artist which is a great help mixing colours.
Bill
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cloisonne artist

Darryl.Richman wrote:

I have to agree. I tried to have a cloisonné artist repair a pair, but the original color changed.

Darryl, I had the same idea and I have been looking for someone to try to repair the cloisonne. So can you add some more info:

did the color change due to the added enamel in the open areas? i.e. the new enamel was not a good color match.

Or did the color change in areas that were in good condition, but were just re-melted?

-Dave

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The blue areas turned a bit

The blue areas turned a bit greenish. It wasn't dramatic, but it didn't look right, either.

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Badge repair

The results of my experiments can be seen from the before and after photo's using an English paint Hammerite. ( Black smooth)
The results are quite good on a small patch but noticeable on a larger area. The paint is self leveling and drys to a similar finish to the original enamel.
Problem is a thick layer if paint needs to be applied and this shrinks during hardening It is difficult to get the paint thickness correct so when it drys it is the same level as the original enamel.
The results are better than shown in the photo's . Depends on how the light is falling.
I have in the past mixed different hammerite paints to achieve any colour. My artist wife is very useful at this.
Bill

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How i did mine...

Hi everyone, this is how i've restored the badges for my old lady r25 bmw...

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How i did mine...

next...

I've filled the badge with cold enamel. The finishing is liquid glass.

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Very cool!!!

Very cool!!!

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I wonder if

I wonder if you could have primed the metal before paint . The label on the bottle also says for wood and plastics.
I'm a finisher and have come to respect the writing on the labels. I would use One Shot paints. It does look good none the less!

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very nice job

it is somehow a step up when folks restore old parts rather than purchase repo parts - not to say there is not a place for repo parts - however I for one celebrate those sho make the effort to restore where possible.

Nice job.

Mal

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Say more?

The result apparent in your final two pictures looks much more smooth and finished than in the previous pictures. Can you say more about your method? Is the "liquid glass" a final top coat? Is it self-leveling or did you bake the badge in the final step?

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keen eye!!! Is there cold

keen eye!!! Is there cold enamel for metal?

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Yes the "liquid glass" is a

Yes the "liquid glass" is a final top coat? After finishing the filling part you pour the resign on top. No bake.

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New badges available

FWIW, I noticed that Tim Stafford is selling a "new production" version of the serif tank badges on eBay. A quick search revealed that most BMW dealers have them as well, for a considerably lower price. The part number is 51140035269, and they are described as OEM, not reproduction. Makes me wonder if the sans-serif versions are available as well.

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