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Badge Restoration?

Badge Restoration?

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v8s4me

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5,824 posts

144 months

Friday 29th December 2017
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Was there a thread on here some time ago by some one who had their badges restored? From memory the badge was re-chromed and the groves filled with resin. Anyone remember that? The 'Search' function has drawn a blank.

phillpot

13,484 posts

108 months

Friday 29th December 2017
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You could try Pamela David Enamels .. scratchchin

DJR 7

1,375 posts

182 months

Friday 29th December 2017
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Leven technology did mine.
They totally refurbished them and filled them with clear resin giving a smooth finish, much easier to keep clean.

DJR 7

1,375 posts

182 months

Friday 29th December 2017
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Joe, just looked them up and found this

v8s4me

Original Poster:

5,824 posts

144 months

Friday 29th December 2017
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Thanks both thumbup
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v8s4me

Original Poster:

5,824 posts

144 months

Tuesday 9th January
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phillpot said:
You could try Pamela David Enamels .. scratchchin
I did and spoke to a very helpful guy who explained their process. They use a traditional glass enamel process rather than the resin which I think the Leven process used. With original TVR badges the paint and chrome plating is removed and the cavities are filled with fired glass enamel leaving the glass and the metal the same height. The badge is then polished and either chrome or gold plated. It's more expensive than the resin process at £100 per badge so with three badges needing refurbishing it adds up to a big bill, although it sounds like you get what you pay for. Anyway, I've booked mine in for November (they have a nine month lead time) and we'll see how the money goes.

They also make new TVR badges which are CNC machined from blanks, studs are fusion welded to the rear and then enameled and plated.





Edited by v8s4me on Wednesday 10th January 20:29

TVRees

779 posts

37 months

Tuesday 9th January
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v8s4me said:
...... (they have a nine month lead time) ....
That'll give us all plenty of time to save some pennies idea

pigpen

255 posts

175 months

Tuesday 9th January
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Another one for Pamela Davies Enamels - excellent. My Leven refurbed ones, good as they looked, didn't last