[CR]painting fine detail on Cinelli badge

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From: "usgeigers" <geiggle@sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 13:13:31 -0800
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Subject: [CR]painting fine detail on Cinelli badge

The restoration on my Cinelli SC is moving along. I opted for liquid paint instead of Powder Coat. It made sense after all the info you so enthusiastically provided on the pros and cons of both. Way more pros for liquid. Thanks everybody.

I now am faced with restoring the head badge. The badge is made of solid brass with silver plate on the back. My question to you, is there paint on the market that flows well enough to get inside the tiniest crevasses of the knights head and shield yet will flow in the field around the emblem? I've tried Testors model enamel (too thick and goopy even when thinned), also tried Model Master Acrylics (worse than the enamel, brush strokes don't flow together). I NEED SOME ADVICE!

Kurt Geiger
Cupertino, CA