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Offline tinman_II

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Re: Allis comes home
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 09:30:31 PM »
Allis needs new dash decals.

I've been looking at some of the after market decals in the offering, I only have one person to please with this restoration, Allis will not be going to any shows or parades.

Anyhow I'm not overly impressed with vinyl decals and got to thinking that copper or brass would look against orange.

This idea is not original but comes from my love of the art work they used on the dashes of old cars, even the window cranks and door handles were adorned with artwork.

Yes somewhere in this house Pat has my collection of window cranks and door handles hidden away. One of my favorites is the marbled glass shifter knob from and unknown vehicle.

So I'm thinking that I could easily make a dash plate from one of the following metals, brass, copper or stainless steel sheet.

There's two ways to do this, create the artwork then have the Colony cut the shape then laser in the design.

Or I could take a more conventional approach, mark up the art work then print, this becomes the mask.

To etch the metal I would use ferric chloride, all of the artwork below was done using this enchant.

What are your thoughts, go with brass, copper or stainless steel. Which do you think would look best.

The lettering on the dash plate would be raised, also I could add in some scroll work.

Some examples of ferric chloride etching.




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Re: Allis comes home
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 08:56:34 PM »
Hi Gill pick the one that takes the longest to tarnish.Saves a bit of polish.Just saying.Luck Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: Allis comes home
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 07:45:32 AM »
Etched Copper Very Distinct! Brass is for those Horrible Bathroom Fixtures,  Stainless, TOO Modern for Old Allis!

My Nickel!