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Forum topic by SirIrb posted 07-06-2015 02:43 PM 639 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2015 02:43 PM

I have been thinking about how to best restore the placards on my old Uni. They all have some ageing and I would like to get them shiny again. Any suggestions or is that a lost cause?

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 11:03 AM

124 views and nothing? No “Irb, if you wipe on baby eagle tears it will make it sparkle, didnt you know that?”

Come on. Someone has something.

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 11:54 AM

Check the Repainting Badges and Tags and the other restoration topics over at the VM site Wiki.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 12:02 PM

Thanks, Unix. I didnt know if it was going to be a full blown repaint of if it was possible to make it like new using Magic Decal Polish.

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 12:50 PM

If the paint is still good on them, you might be able to clean them up. Try giving them a bath in the sink under warm water, using a mild soap (dish soap works good) and a wash cloth. You might get away with lightly using a scotch brite pad, but it’s risky. Some solvents can work, but test first to make sure it doesn’t attack the paint. If they are faded and dull after cleaning, a clear coat of lacquer sometimes pops them back to life (again, test first!).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 01:40 PM

You could get someone to engrave you some new plates. They would not look exactly the same but they would be reasonably close and would be very attractive. Graphically they could be almost identical. You could frame the old ones and mount them on the wall. However, a lot of people who like old things would prefer them just the way they are after being cleaned up.

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 01:42 PM

BOOM!
[remembers friend with a CNC]
Good call.
Thanks for the option. and thank you, Unix, for the option. I will pull out Ockhams Razor first and try to clean them…once I get those last 2 tapered pins out.


You could get someone to engrave you some new plates. They would not look exactly the same but they would be reasonably close and would be very attractive. Graphically they could be almost identical. You could frame the old ones and mount them on the wall. However, a lot of people who like old things would prefer them just the way they are after being cleaned up.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


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#7 posted 07-07-2015 02:05 PM

You could get someone to engrave you some new plates. They would not look exactly the same but they would be reasonably close and would be very attractive.

That would be the extreme route me thinks :) A water transfer decal is much easier and thanks to the huge artwork collection over at the vnitagemachinery site, they can be made to look identical to the original. Here is the one for the Unisaw switch:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#8 posted 07-07-2015 02:08 PM

That would work too, Unix.
[he thinks about the seizures he has and shaking hands]
Focus, focus.
“Son, come here and steady my hands”
May work.

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#9 posted 07-07-2015 02:36 PM

Hmmm, did someone say “Magic Sparkley Polish” ... ?
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#10 posted 07-07-2015 02:41 PM

Why, yes, yes i did. [Screaming] And today only, for the slight fee of 19.99 +S&H you too can have one bottle. But wait, theres more. If you order within the next 10 minutes you can have a travel size pump spray bottle of Magic Sparkley Polish for when you need to add Pzazz to things on-the-go. Remember the last time you were fishing with a silver spoon but it didnt sparkle? No more. This travel size is just the right fit for tackle boxes, RV’s, cars and motorcycles.

While supplies last.


Hmmm, did someone say “Magic Sparkley Polish” ... ?
.

- JoeinGa

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#11 posted 07-09-2015 04:35 AM

I prefer the Dr. Minjares Snake Oil that is guaranteed to keep it from rusting, busting, leaking, sagging,
falling apart or getting old. As soon as I get a minimum order, I will start building a new still, which should
not take more than a week or two after manana.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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