Enamel sign restoration (sign II)
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22 Jun 2012 08:53 PM  

 

ok not so much a restoration but something like that. here goes

this is how it looked when i got it...

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i done some measuring to make sure its the right distance top to bottom of the wiils writting and then braced it ready to be cut

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i then cleaned it with a massive line of pink champagne! 

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then done some more measuring to insure its the same thickness of yellow banding along the bottom as is at the top

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braced it up ready to grind the blue off to reveal the yellow underneath.

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i got my bondage gear on

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and started grinding the blue off, this take a steady hand as if you do it to much you also remove the yellow as well

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done

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ready to be damaged

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 this doesnt take a steady hand, its actually requires quite a bit of pressure to get it to flake off

 

 

 

 done

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including extra damage around where the screw holes will go

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ready to be drilled

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i then put some sodium chloride on it

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and put it outside for about 2 months

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and heres how it looks now

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it is now the only one know of this design. the perfect con ready for ebay

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22 Jun 2012 10:20 PM  
Very good........Does that make it a Chelt unoriginal ??
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22 Jun 2012 10:34 PM  

Different and quite impressive! i'm sure some of the reproduce to decieve merchants will be after your services.

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22 Jun 2012 11:08 PM  
I gotta say Chelt, your a bloody thinker, I wouldn't have thought of lightly grinding through the blue to leave the yellow.

In the end you've still got a good looking sign, you'd make a good bush mechanic I reckon.

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22 Jun 2012 11:26 PM  
Brilliant! Now it's ready to be sent to an Indian dealer! ;-)
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23 Jun 2012 01:01 PM  

 well done great idea on the yellow,,great job.

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23 Jun 2012 02:12 PM  

Great job done there Chelt...

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26 Jun 2012 08:27 PM  

Weird...just read this forum, then saw this on youtube randomly....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlLnmUonmaU

 

Nice job by the way!!

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26 Jun 2012 08:38 PM  

Chelt, if that is your video! The song for your other one is SNOW PATROL - YOU COULD BE HAPPY.

 

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14 Dec 2012 03:20 PM  

cheers for the comments lads sorry to take so long to reply, ive just got round to putting it up yesterday...

 

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25 Nov 2016 04:35 AM  
I love this ! Anybody else down any clever cut-downs?
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25 Nov 2016 02:18 PM  
An excellent retoration, which I rarely say ! Well thought out, and a great sucess. Clearly a pro with his hands and a nice big workshop.
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26 Nov 2016 04:49 PM  

Here you go Mick

It took me literally weeks to do this  " clever cut out "

 

Cheers lummox

 

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27 Nov 2016 09:44 PM  
Posted By chelt original on 22 Jun 2012 08:53 PM
i then cleaned it with a massive line of pink champagne! 

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Hi Chelt - what exactly is the cleaning powder you used for cleaning??
A very talented and skilled piece of work, very impressive and creative.


 

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13 Dec 2016 05:01 PM  
Cheers for the recent compliments guys :) it is cerium oxide that i use to clean them up with.
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