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Hi jus got 3 Supremes today at the bootfair, and I thought I might have a go at repainting one, I was wondering , how would I remove the half circle name plate
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Just guessing here Ronald but I think it will be glued on. Maybe heating it up will soften the glue and allow it to pull away ( boiling water perhaps) or it may be better to cover it in masking tape and then trim it back to the outer line with a very sharp blade.

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The badge is a metal sticker with print on it. Don't get it too hot or use solvents on it as that may damage the print, boiling water may be too hot and damage/dissolve the print. Possibly a hairdryer carefully (but not a heat gun) to soften the glue just a little before working off with a fine craft knife. Masking may also have a risk of stripping some of the print when removed. Also, be careful not to bend it at all as having a metal content it will kink.

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How about masking the plate with Vaseline before painting?

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Silexman wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:37 am How about masking the plate with Vaseline before painting?
That could work. I would test the technique first.

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I'm half tempted to strip all the paint off and polish the reel, I find the cast body really interesting, and think it could look quite good

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I polished an Intrepid Continental years ago and it came up like chrome. I think they must have been cast with a high aluminium content alloy.
If you do decide to go with the naked look, let us have the results.

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Wallys-Cast wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:17 am I polished an Intrepid Continental years ago and it came up like chrome. I think they must have been cast with a high aluminium content alloy.
If you do decide to go with the naked look, let us have the results.

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Probably some version of Zamak I always thought but given it is Morritts it may well be some random zinc aluminium mix.

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yes will do, it's getting the name plate off, it's such a tight fit

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got one off !!! had to sacrifice a side plate, drilled a small hole next to the plate and managed to hook one off

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