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 Post subject: Coca Cola Radio cabinet
PostPosted: Aug Wed 07, 2019 8:04 pm 
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I'm on my way to restoring a coca cola cooler radio. I purchased the decals, and have a bit of cabinet work ahead of me. One of the bars covering the grill is missing a .25in section. What's the best material to fabricate the small missing piece? Also, when I paint the raised coca cola logo on the front, what's the best way to do that? I was thinking of putting paint on a surface and then pressing the front of the cabinet onto it. Or perhaps a hard rubber roller and rolling it on?
Thanks all,
Zach


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 Post subject: Re: Coca Cola Radio cabinet
PostPosted: Aug Wed 07, 2019 9:00 pm 
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One way to do raised lettering where the background is painted a different color: paint the letters and the area around them with something tenacious like enamel or epoxy based paint, then after it has curred laydown the background color in a a different chemistry paint (like thin automotive touchup lacquer) and as soon as you have sprayed the area wipe it off the raised lettering with a a firm cleaning pad that won't sink below the letters...


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