Ideas of tank emblem paint?


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partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
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#1
Hey y’all...I am undecided on which way to paint these re-chromed tank emblems and I am hoping to get a consensus. Bare chrome on a virtually bare metal rat rod doesn’t look good. I want them to POP.

So, here’s my ideas, for both the “Huffy” script and the “H” symbol.

- Black border OR black background and leave the letters chrome

- The “H” symbol could be all chrome as is, with a black border. Or, chrome background and black symbol. Or, a combo of black, red, or white with chrome or black background

Let me hear your thoughts and opinions. I likely can only paint once.

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This is an old photo, minor changes have been made to the bike since:

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hawkster19

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 26, 2015
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684
Fort Recovery, United States
#3
Black background.

Also, if you need a correct guard, I have a stack of them.
 

hawkster19

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 26, 2015
373
684
Fort Recovery, United States
#4
And if you decide you want to really make it pop, go with a red background and I have a nearly spotless red/white seat exactly like your black one. I basically have Huffy parts by the truck load. I'm not kidding, lol. I'd swap you the red for the black.
 

Sven

I live for the CABE
Dec 24, 2017
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#6
I would take a picture of your emblem straight on.
Send that picture to your "paint" app on your computer. You can play with it awhile amd should get a idea of what looks best.
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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Central Arizona
#7
Let me hear your thoughts and opinions. I likely can only paint once.

Why is that? Experiment and then remove the paint with oven cleaner, solvent or paint stripper if the painted result isn't to your liking.

What I would do is get some colored transparent plastic pellets, fill the recessed area and bake it in the oven. Then paint the top face of the # and Huffy with color of choice.

Artsy Fartsy, and I made these with my Daughter when she was a tiny kid. Piece of cake, and it would look awesome in the recessed area.

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partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
10,380
4,001
The Land of Oz
#9
I would take a picture of your emblem straight on.
Send that picture to your "paint" app on your computer. You can play with it awhile amd should get a idea of what looks best.
Good idea!!!
 

partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
10,380
4,001
The Land of Oz
#10
Let me hear your thoughts and opinions. I likely can only paint once.

Why is that? Experiment and then remove the paint with oven cleaner, solvent or paint stripper if the painted result isn't to your liking.

What I would do is get some colored transparent plastic pellets, fill the recessed area and bake it in the oven. Then paint the top face of the # and Huffy with color of choice.

Artsy Fartsy, and I made these with my Daughter when she was a tiny kid. Piece of cake, and it would look awesome in the recessed area.

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The emblems are plastic, and had been vacuum metalized, and already JB Welded to the tank. I don’t think the chrome or plastic would survive solvents too well
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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Central Arizona
#11
Ahhh, I assumed they were metal since they were "re-chromed". I should have known better. lol
 

Mr. Monkeyarms

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 30, 2018
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Colorado
#14
If it were my bike, red behind HUFFY, black background for the H. Red to make it pop, black to tie in with rest of bike.
 

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