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Pininfarina side badge question

Post by MikeGreer » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:36 pm

I'm getting the spider ready for paint and when I removed the Pininfarina side badges I noticed they no longer display the Pininfarina colors. Mine are old school, metal with threaded mounting studs. Can these be restored and if so, where/who dose this kind of work. Alternatively, are new badges available that are metal with threaded studs. Vendor descriptions are sometimes a little vague, and I don't want plastic badges. My hood and trunk badges are original from my '73 spider and are enamel on bronze I believe. Thanks,
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Re: Pininfarina side badge question

Post by miker » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:20 am

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Re: Pininfarina side badge question

Post by bartigue » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:10 am

There were two types of reproduction badge, one is correct and ornate, the other is plain. I can't tell from MWB's picture if it has the ornate center, but the AR one does: https://autoricambi.us/products/side-em ... c686&_ss=r

As to re-doing them, it is likely cost prohibitive but workshops do exist that can do this. They're likely enameled paint, not cloisonne.
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Re: Pininfarina side badge question

Post by bartigue » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:19 am

https://emblemagic.com/enamel_expl.htm << about $295 per their website, per emblem, to repair
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Re: Pininfarina side badge question

Post by MikeGreer » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:13 am

Thanks Brad, I couldn't tell from the pictures on the web site if the details were there or not. My current car is a resto-mod, it was a pretty worn out '79 but with a lot less rust than my original '73. Over twenty years ago I made the decision to put the money into the '79 as it was a more solid car and parts were more available. The car had been poorly repainted in silver, at least similar to the original color, and had a red interior that was just totally shot. Since 20 years ago, nothing I could find was available in red, I decided to make a color change. Thus headed down the road of resto-mod, but all along trying to maintain the details that keep the car true to its roots. So I fuss over details like the badge, which was original on my '73, and at the same time make custom wood inserts for the dash and console.

Since this car will never be on the field at Pebble Beach, I don't think I can belly up to the bar for $600 in emblem restoration. Besides, it's not the correct badge for that model.

The attached picture shows the badge with some of the color and detail I hope to retain. Thanks again for your support.
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Re: Pininfarina side badge question

Post by paulc » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:36 pm

Vic Auto has some nice ones that are all metal and appear to be what you want.
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Re: Pininfarina side badge question

Post by bartigue » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:50 pm

These are from AR and have the details you want.
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Re: Pininfarina side badge question

Post by Special » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:27 pm

Or you can restore your badges for under $10
Visit your local hobby store and get two little jars of Tamiya clear , transparent paint (blue and red )
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Clean you badges with a soft metal brush and alcohol or paint thinner.
Place them flat on the cardboard box.
Fill up a disposable syringe with a mid size needle with paint and just carefully fill up the cavities on your badges.
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You may repeat this again after it dries , because paint shrinks a little when drying .
You can even clear coat it afterwards if you wish.
This is just an example of one coat of paint.
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