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« on: October 11, 2015, 12:57:59 PM »


I have found a rare Jungler glass marquee.
It's in reasonable condition, but could surely use some touching up (see pics).

Any thoughts on what the best way is to approach this?



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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 01:21:13 PM »

That depends on the end result you are looking for. It is very difficult to get the right collor and thickness. First test it on a piece of glas so that when te paint is dry you can do a backlight comparison betweem bezel and test glas. The white is easy. Finish with a few thin layers of white spraypaint.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 02:09:01 PM »

Thanks

this made me wonder: how did they originally apply the paint?
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 03:25:07 PM »

Screening AFAIK.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 04:43:49 PM »

darn... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN9XFXfNSgQ    shock
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 06:47:45 PM »



I would

1. scan it
2. repair it (means go over in Photoshop)
3. print it as a sticker
4. get rid of the original paint or buy another piece of glass in the same dimensions
5. apply the sicker on the cleaned original/new glass
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 07:17:15 PM »

I've done a few small area touch ins using Edding paint markers, they are great for black and white but it is difficult to get a colour match for other colours - they do a large range though so you might be lucky with a match.

You could try to protect it from any further damage by applying a protective coat to the back, that should stop the paint flaking any further. Something like this clear coat spray.
http://www.transtools.co.uk/hand-tools/painting-and-decorating/aerosol-spray-paints/rust-oleum-crystal-clear-semi-gloss-spray-paint-protective-top-coat-400ml
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 05:33:07 AM »

Scan, clean up in Photoshop or vectorize it, print out on vinyl, apply to a new piece of glass as a translite, place original somewhere safe to avoid more paint loss.
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