Re: [CR]painting fine detail on Cinelli badge

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Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 14:34:20 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <>
To: usgeigers <>
Subject: Re: [CR]painting fine detail on Cinelli badge
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The fact that it is silver plated (were they really silver plated?) on the back suggests to me the likelyhood that it was at one time plated on the front too and should perhaps be replated prior to repainting. I have a Cinelli headbadge in rather rough shape- the plating has worn off in spots- and it seems likely to me that some prior owner might have polished off the plating on the front, it doesn't seem to take much to do so.

I've found appropriately thinned artists' oil colors work well for details and touch up when applied with a good watercolor brush, but it's hard to ge t a smooth appearance in larger areas with them.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA

On 1/3/06, usgeigers <> wrote:
> The restoration on my Cinelli SC is moving along. I opted for liquid pain t
> 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 o n
> 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'v e
> 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
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