Hello, I would be very interested in this thread.
I have a Carlton Cobra, fully chromed overlaid with acrylic sections and sticker type decals, which was, well, driven over by a nasty man in a van. I need to replace the decals.
Anyway as with all my posts here comes the ramble:
Fortunately it was salvageable as most of the damage was to the painted sections and the decals none of the tubes were damaged and I was able to realign the rear stays via a bit of cold setting. I noticed that from all the scratching that the chrome was actually lacquered over so am in the process of stripping all of the lacquer and paint that's left and will be refinishing the paint (now I know this is all probably frowned upon by the puritan restorers but you would be surprised how experience with good rattle cans (krylon and buntlack variants) can yield a good result), decals and then lacquering over it all.
Matthew, any off list advice that you pass on would be great.
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> It looks like I will be taking on a new project for which I would
> like to p
> ut new decals on original chrome. I know of a couple of sources
> for the a
> ppropriate decals but would like to know what my options are for
> n on a chrome frame.
> Is my best bet to use original varnish type transfers? Will this
> require a
> clear-coat over the chrome? How was this originally done?
> Another option, I suppose, is a modern vinyl "sticker" type
> Does anyone know of a source for these?
> I recall a gorgeous chrome W.B. Hurlow at this year's Cirque, where
> I belie
> ve the decals might have been of the latter type.
> Can the owner perhaps confirm this or send me in the right direction?
> Any help is appreciated.
> Matthew Bowne
> Brooklyn, New York