How to cast a nameplate
Cast a nameplate is realy easy even if it require
a certain effort.
In the case of the Thunderbird or Galaxie.It's not
necessary to do a silicone mold
all you need is modeling clay that is avalaible
in most store.
Work the clay with your hand until she's soft enough
then made a ball of aproximately
one inch in diameter and make sure that the
surface is soft.
Press one side of the ball on a piece of glass,
the surface should be between 3/4 of an
inch and one inch of diameter, the rest of the
ball must be thick enough to avoid distortion
when you will press the clay against the nameplate
Press the plane surface of the nameplate that you
want to reproduce with just enough pressure
to obtain a good impression then remove slowly
the modeling clay. If the impression is not good
do it again.
Once you got a good impression place the surface
on top and be sure that is on level.Mix a little
amount of Devcon epoxy whodry in five minutes and
poor slowly into the mold until it's flush
with the mold once the epoxy is to roughly dry
remove gently from the mold.Remove the excess of
clay from the emblem with a No11 X-acto blade.
File with care the back of the emblem until she is
soft and of the model whit a drop of crazy glue.