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Old 04-09-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Advice to clean a Ford Emblem

This is a pic of the emblem I remove from the shell on my 30 coupe. It might be the original, who knows, but if it is I wondered on a harmless way to refurb it rathe than shell out for a new one?
I have seen the threads about Oxalic Acid - Wood Bleach - to boil out blocks etc and other rusty parts, but not sure this is actually rust.
Any expertise or suggestions - Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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Please contact KARLA MAXWELL for the best advise
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks - I dug back in all the threads about her, and while I imagine the result will be nice, I'm not interested in a $350 emblem. I was hoping to hear perhaps some homebrew or method to just brighten it up. Shame to not use a original if possible. Appreciate the answer tho ...
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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There are much better shape original FORD Emblems out there for under $60.00 ... I have a very nice one for backup i paid $35.00 .[which i will have restored by Karla soon].. The silver color which your emblem is lacking should be UNFINISHED chrome plating. That part is beyond help unless you have a steady hand and try the CHROME Plate look out of a can???? As far as the blue enamel you can polish it out better using a glass polishing cleaner. On the back of emblem might say: THE D.LAULD CO.COLUMBUS.O.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for that tip - a bright light does show on the left a DL and on the right faintly ULD CO, good to know.

I'll bag it then for another day and find a better shape one.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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Try poishing the metal with SemiChrome polish.
If that doesn't work then replate it with the Caswell "copy cad" home plating kit and lightly polish it with SemiChrome. I did that to one and it looks good.
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