Rear Badge Renovation
The rear badges have not been taken off of the car in the 9 years of my ownership and they were looking decidedly the worse for wear. The 308 logotype, in particular, was dirty and the white paint had started flaking off.
I removed the old white paint with a toothpick and then gave the anodized black finish a polish.
After polishing, it was clear that some of the anodizing had chipped off on the lower right part of the 8.
Time to touch it up with some gloss black enamel from my scale
Next for the white line. I used an oil based white sharpie for this. The ‘very fine’ nib size is a good fit for the groove being painted.
The paint in the Sharpie is very thin so a number of coats need to be built up. I think I finally ended up with around 10 but the resulting badge came out looking like new again.
The GTB logotype is polished on the 1978 cars and so only needed a good going over with some Brasso metal polish. The logotypes changed throughout the years… sometimes painted/anodized, sometimes not. The subtle variations of logotypes used over the years are well captured in Bluemel’s “Original V8” book:
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