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Quick Makeup Touchup.

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On the trip to South Dakota in June I encountered lots of wind blowing lots of sand, and then lots of rain on the way back. The Honda logo on the fairing front took it the worst, so, out of curiosity I filled in the "O" with a permanent marker to see how long it would last. Seems it is doing pretty well, so I went ape on it.

The "O".
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The tools.
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In order to keep the over-inking under control, I took precautions. Given the condition of the test subject, I was cautious not to be overly cautious.
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And after a back breaking, mind numbing marathon of nearly 20 minutes, I had this:
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Yeah, it could be done better, but the gold is bubbling so, no matter how good I do it, it will never pass close inspection. And it really does look okay from a few feet away.
And, most importantly, it looks perfect from the driver's seat. .馃お
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Though I agree with location and model I am going to veer back to point.
Dennis the touch up work on the nameplate is a great improvement !
Thank you sir.
Could never live out there due to the wind. Stopped at gas station and asked young man inside, does it blow like this much? All the time he said! I drove at about 10 to 15 degrees from vertical all the way to Kansas City. Maybe 20 at times!
I asked the guy if the wind blows like this all the time. He said "no, sometimes it blows from the other direction". 馃槃
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Has anyone tried to re-do the gold finish on the emblems? I saw some bright gold paint at the big box store and was considering wet sanding the gold to get the bubbles off, shooting the gold on and follow up with the black markers. Thoughts please......
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Has anyone tried to re-do the gold finish on the emblems? I saw some bright gold paint at the big box store and was considering wet sanding the gold to get the bubbles off, shooting the gold on and follow up with the black markers. Thoughts please......
Never used the gold paint, but I did use some that said it was chrome. While it did ot look exactly like chrome, it was a lot shinier than the aluminum paint. Sprayed some clear over it and it wasn't bad. The markers did do a nice job on Bike and Dennis project, a satin finish enamel would work also.
I used it on the engine covers on my 2012 right after I got it.
Sorry about the reflections.
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Yeah, I don't know if the gold paint would work, or not, but if the surface is bubbled I'd say go ahead and try.
What's the worst that can happen?

Make sure you post your results, bad or good, here. So others can benefit.
One way I have had really good results with making those old badges look good is to spray paint em. No really get some satin black spray paint, spray a fairly wet but not runny coat on. Then immediately wipe em with a paper towel while they are still wet. Takes all the paint off the chrome surface of the letters but leaves the rest with a nice even coat of black.
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