Can anyone restore the large Schwinn oval badge on my Hornet?

Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by Saving Tempest, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    It's down to bare metal with scratches across it about 1/3 way down, like they were from something on the handlebars.
     
  2. #2 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Schwinn badges are pretty common and fairly inexpensive.Maybe just replace it.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Amen
     
  4. #4 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    What year Hornet?
     
  5. #5 Posted Nov 1, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I haen't looked at the serial number yet but I have one at hand.
     
  6. #6 Posted Nov 25, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I've got one, just have to install it now.

    Unless bare badges were an option on a Red Hornet?
     
  7. #7 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Prob not going to fix the scratches but back in the day, 60's, I'd clean em with paint remover, spray paint the whole face and then with a 000, (didn't know 0000 existed but 000 imitated Schwinn's brushed metal finish) carefully rub off the sides and letters. It was almost too easy. I might have spread the steel wool over a flat surface to keep it out of the paint. , but don't recall. That was so long ago the only other ting I remembers is, how proud and really good at it I were. Plus, as a teen had a hel-o-lot more patience which was due to not having a job or responsibilities, I spect, then now.
     
  8. #8 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    hanging locks and lock up chains hanging from handlebars back in the day banged against the head badge and destroyed em.