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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Emblem Paint Question

I searched the VM forum and the internet and have not found any good info regarding a near factory look for the red and blue. I am doing a full rotisserie restomod and even though it is a restomod, I want it to look as close to factory as possible. I purchased several Testors paints and would prefer to use this due to availability.

Black: 1147
White: 1145
Red: 1103
Blue: 1111

The white and black will likely work, but the red and blue seem to "opaque".

Would appreciate any feedback or suggestions.
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PRISMACOLOR Art Markers. You can buy them individually by color at a Michael's store if you have one near you. Many colors available, just match. Same type of opaque tinctured look. You'd have to thin down any Testor's paint drastically to get the effect desired.
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Painting the red and blue over a white base will help with the opaque issue

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If I am reading the OP question correctly, he does not want an opaque look, but a translucent look like the original emblems.

I believe that the correct look might be had using a Candy Red and Candy Blue Model Spray paint, that are usually sprayed over a silver or gold Base Coat. Just don't use the Base Coat. Testors used to have these, but don't know if they still do. If not, maybe someone else makes them.

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You are correct Bob. Not sure why I was thinking opaque.

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Anyone have the correct color numbers? And how they matched the orginal color?
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Anyone have the correct color numbers? And how they matched the orginal color?
I remember reading about the correct Testors paint for emblems in a Mustang magazine several years ago. I have the bottles at home, but those numbers look pretty close to my memory. And I found this thread here:
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/c...el-1965-a.html
Not able to find the original article on google at the moment tho.
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Update

Final Testor's paints used.

Fender Emblems
Blue 1539* on the Mustang badge
Red 1105* on the Mustang badge
White 1145 on the Mustang badge

Used a toothpick and would load up the point and place "dabs" of paint on the part to be painted. The combination of the capillary action of the paint and pushing the paint around with the toothpick worked well. Coverage was good and was able to paint in one coat. The metal groves in the Red 1105 and the Blue 1539 were visible and that was the look I was trying to achieve.


Gas Cap
Black 1147 on the Ford lettering and the perimeter ring.
Red 1103 on the Ford lettering
Blue 1539* on the Mustang badge
Red 1105* on the Mustang badge
White 1145 on the Mustang badge

Used the same painting technique on the gas cap. Used a paper towel to wipe off any bleed over on the lettering. Light pressure to avoid pulling the paint out of the lettering. After drying I used 0000 steel wool with light pressure to remove anything the paper towel left behind.

*The Red 1105 and the Blue 1539 are metallics.

Pic below is a side by side comparison of a before and after.

Hope this helps.
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I have to remember the toothpick trick next time I touch mine up. Little tiny brushes tend to be too big for some spots on those.
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White is just Testor's Regular White... Red and Blue are Testor's Model Master Translucent Red, and Translucent Blue.

The Red and Blue "*The Red 1105 and the Blue 1539 are metallics." look good though, but believe the Model Master Translucent Red, and Translucent Blue are more correct.

Wipe any excess residue wipe Ronson's Lighter Fluid....and a bunch of Paper Towels..

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"The white and black will likely work, but the red and blue seem to "opaque".

No really Opaque, but Translucent!...as you can see right through the paint..

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Tony K is a very knowledgable member on the forum. He brought up that the Model Masters translucent blue and red might be a better match. They are also a Testor's paint if I am not mistaken.

https://www.testors.com/product-cata...-paint/bottles

Thanks again for everyones input.
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Update

Final Testor's paints used.

Fender Emblems
Blue 1539* on the Mustang badge
Red 1105* on the Mustang badge
White 1145 on the Mustang badge

Used a toothpick and would load up the point and place "dabs" of paint on the part to be painted. The combination of the capillary action of the paint and pushing the paint around with the toothpick worked well. Coverage was good and was able to paint in one coat. The metal groves in the Red 1105 and the Blue 1539 were visible and that was the look I was trying to achieve.


Gas Cap
Black 1147 on the Ford lettering and the perimeter ring.
Red 1103 on the Ford lettering
Blue 1539* on the Mustang badge
Red 1105* on the Mustang badge
White 1145 on the Mustang badge

Used the same painting technique on the gas cap. Used a paper towel to wipe off any bleed over on the lettering. Light pressure to avoid pulling the paint out of the lettering. After drying I used 0000 steel wool with light pressure to remove anything the paper towel left behind.

*The Red 1105 and the Blue 1539 are metallics.

Pic below is a side by side comparison of a before and after.

Hope this helps.
After i ran my horsey under the buffing wheel I decided they are too nice to use a re-pop

Would you have a pic of the gas cap so I can see the two different reds?
Are they supposed to be different?


Just gonna drop this pic from the other thread for easier contrast.
He used red #1103
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In the model master paints what are the correct blue and reds?

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If I were going to use MM I'd probably pick:

Red = B-2724 Stop Light Red
White = B-2720 Classic White
Blue = B-2726 Ford Engine Blue

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"In the model master paints what are the correct blue and reds?"

Again,

Testor's Model Master "Translucent Red" and "Translucent Blue".

They look the closest to the NOS Oriignal Ford Paint Originally used on the Emblems.

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