Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
  
Allis Chalmers Discussion Forum
:

Badge Restore later D-Series

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
YTSupport

07-28-2018 10:03:54




Report to Moderator

I'm restoring the hood side badges rather than replace them with modern replacement parts. The letters and background are faded beyond hope. I thought I'd run my plan by others to see if they have done these and how they did it.
1. Have them low abrasive media blasted to clean and shine. I frankly don't know who would do this, a gunsmith? Just the residue of sand in my cabinet would destroy them. Going to check with my gunsmith and see if he has ideas, but any thoughts would be appreciated. I already tried Maguiers polish and they need more than that, it doesn't shine the bare aluminum enough.

2. Mask the entire thing, cut out and remove the low spot's tape so it can be sprayed with cream. Spray em.

3. Cut out and remove the letter/dash tops masking tape and pad paint letters/dashes with semi-gloss black.

4. Remove the remaining tape.
Any better ideas to restore these? That is a lot of detail work to do but Kim wanted to save the originals which I kind of agree with, I hate throwing away something that is perfect aside from paint. But they are fragile and bringing out the shine has me baffled.

third party image

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
YTSupport

07-29-2018 09:53:51




Report to Moderator
 Re: Badge Restore later D-Series in reply to YTSupport, 07-28-2018 10:03:54  
I'm impressed with others who can free-hand paint, but my hand is no where near steady enough to do it. I'd considered doing that with the black but I know I'd be starting over repeatedly. I also thought about using a pad painter free hand on the letters, but controlling the quantity of paint might be difficult. These badges just don't have crisp lines or that could work. I do better with exacto knife on tape, probably because I can rest my hand solidly and there isn't the element of a quantity of paint on the brush. I guess I just never learned to use a brush well.

Yes, I am going to spray the cream, flooding it with heavily thinned paint is another option I've used on nose badges, but the depth of paint makes the lines at the rises waver a bit if the rise is not a right angle.

I appreciate the input, thanks, and good job on your machines too, the free hand work is really something, wish I had the skill.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
David R Inman

07-29-2018 09:25:39




Report to Moderator
 Re: Badge Restore later D-Series in reply to YTSupport, 07-28-2018 10:03:54  
third party image

third party image

third party image

Cant help on the cleaning of the Aluminum. The rest of the paint, if you cant do free hand with a brush, I agree with the masking, and with the large area of the cream, being able to spray it may turn out better too.

We had a series 1 15 with the Aluminum plates, but we pulled them off and instead I hand painted "Allis - Chalmers D-15" on it. Can't find any pictures of it right now. I've hand painted decals on an IHC M & Super M, a MF TO-35 special and a Case DC. Some of them I used dollar store gift tissue paper to trace the existing decal pre new paint, then used a copier to transfer to printer paper. Once the new paint was applied, I cut the copy out, and used a pencil to mark the outlines. Then I free hand painted the letters. At least one of the IH's we just painted over the old decals, and even after painting, they were still taller than the surrounding sheet metal, so I used that as a guide. On the Case, I used automotive pin stripe tape for the stripes.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Today's Featured Article - Bad Vibes - by Curtis Von Fange. One of the strangest ways to communicate with our tractor is to ask it how it feels. "Ask it how it feels," you say? Yup, ask it how it feels. Now, as with the other articles in this series one has to be able to hear what 'ole blue' is trying to say in response. The nice thing about our old iron friends is that they are usually quite consistent in their response, rather unlike some people I know who might change what they say due to the weather or other mitigating circumstances. But since t ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: John Deere 855 parts manual. [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy