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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2011, 11:48:54 AM »
wibble!!! so come on how many pennies we looking at??
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2011, 06:51:29 PM »
Nicely! Wish I could do stuff like that on my compooter.

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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2011, 07:11:02 PM »
wibble!!! so come on how many pennies we looking at??


I'm not wanting to make any money out of them, I got them done for a favour I did, I can get a limited amount made up and send them to you guys for the price of postage (S.A.E.)

Let's call it a favour for a favour....I may need something from you guys one day  ;D

Just PM me which design you want and we can go from there.
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2011, 09:36:45 AM »
Personally I prefer the older Vauxhall Griffin badges. The new doesn't do it for me.

Still, cool artwork though.
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2011, 09:58:59 AM »
Yeah, I know what you're saying, it was always going to divide opinion.

I thought I'd struggle to get an original badge (like I'm struggling with everything else!!) so thought I'd have a go a doing my own......still got to see what it looks like on the bonnet yet  :-\
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2011, 06:59:56 AM »
how much to get a 24v one...

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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2011, 10:17:52 AM »
Now I'm gutted I didnt ask for one for mine - none of those designs suit either of my cars... :(

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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2011, 02:17:47 PM »
how much to get a 24v one...

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I'm not wanting to make any money out of them, I got them done for a favour I did, I can get a limited amount made up and send them to you guys for the price of postage (S.A.E.)

Let's call it a favour for a favour....I may need something from you guys one day 

Just PM me which design you want and we can go from there.
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2011, 02:20:15 PM »
Now I'm gutted I didnt ask for one for mine - none of those designs suit either of my cars... :(

What model have you got Murph? I can make one up for you no probs. :)
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2011, 05:03:50 PM »
I have one CDX and one Diplomat.

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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2011, 05:44:02 PM »
There's a CDX and Dippy design there ( ???)
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2011, 06:55:37 PM »
True, but I have a 2.6 CDX and a 2.0 Diplomat.
The designs so far are for a 3.0 CDX and a 2.6 Diplomat.

For preference  I would have them without the engine size included. :)

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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2011, 07:13:43 PM »
So, VAUXHALL CDX. (x1) and VAUXHALL DIPLOMAT. (x1).
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2011, 07:18:05 PM »
1x VAUXHALL CARLTON CDX
1x VAUXHALL CARLTON DIPLOMAT
That would be awesome!

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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2011, 07:22:19 PM »
1x VAUXHALL CARLTON CDX
1x VAUXHALL CARLTON DIPLOMAT
That would be awesome!

Consider it done.
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2011, 07:27:50 PM »
Bonza!
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2011, 08:40:03 AM »
Wow, that looks ace! Do you just stick it on top of the old badge, or?
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2011, 12:15:38 PM »
I'm just doing mine as we speak, afraid there's a bit more to it than that.

I'll put a post on here with photos when I've done mine (and I'm happy with it)

You could stick it straight on top if you cover the original badge with something silver/mirrored, but as my original logo was missing I've had to repaint the backing plate.

I'll do a 'how-to' post later today/tomorrow.

Watch this space.
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2011, 03:16:25 PM »
I've finished applying the decal of my new Vauxhall Logo to the back plate of my old badge.

I'm very happy with it, so here is how I did it...

The old logo had come off so all that was left was the back plate. There is a small indentation in the centre of the plate so I had to fill this with a small amount of stopper (much the same as you would with a small dent in a body panel)...



I then flatted this level with some fine wet & dry flatting paper...



I then 'keyed' the rest of the badge with flatting paper and give it a few coats of high build primer...



I decided to use a 'chrome effect' silver paint for the back plate, this would make the black of the logo stand out...



A quick 'key' of the primer and few coats of silver paint makes the badge look like new...




Now comes the tricky part. Carefully remove the backing paper from the new logo decal, and position the centre of it over the centre of the backing plate (below is a picture of the logo, the red dot denotes the centre of the decal)...





Once happy with the position of the decal I gently warmed it up with a hairdryer, this softens the plastic and makes it more pliable. When it's like this gently rub the decal onto the backing plate working from the centre out to the edges.



Once it's cooled the logo sets to the shape/contour of the backing plate without distortion to the design due to its 'memory'.

Hey presto!! One bonnet badge....done  ;D



Just got to get my bonnet painted and fitted to the car and the new badge can be applied!!

Alternatively, all of the above can be done without taking the old logo off. Just paint over the existing logo and simply apply the new decal over the top in the same way a shown above.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 08:43:06 PM by Catho »
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2011, 08:30:21 PM »
I'm just doing mine as we speak, afraid there's a bit more to it than that.

I'll put a post on here with photos when I've done mine (and I'm happy with it)

You could stick it straight on top if you cover the original badge with something silver/mirrored, but as my original logo was missing I've had to repaint the backing plate.

I'll do a 'how-to' post later today/tomorrow.

Watch this space.

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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2011, 08:36:41 PM »
I can get you a 24v one made up, Devon.

Shall I put your name down for one?
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2011, 09:13:10 PM »
I can get you a 24v one made up, Devon.

Shall I put your name down for one?

Yes please! How many pennies?
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2011, 09:18:13 PM »
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Yes please! How many pennies?

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I'm not wanting to make any money out of them, I got them done for a favour I did, I can get a limited amount made up and send them to you guys for the price of postage (S.A.E.)

Let's call it a favour for a favour....I may need something from you guys one day 

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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2011, 09:34:22 PM »

PM sent
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Re: Bonnet Badge....new take on an old style...
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2012, 05:16:50 PM »
hoofin, me to 24v one please :D :D :D