Nose badge matching the rear "Manx Clone" Themed badge
Available in Plastic, Polished bronze silver steel and Aluminium
Notes on finishing
Metals will require finishing, They will arrive with fine sand/clay fill type material stuck in the fine details which can be picked out easily with a needle. The metals will form a dark tarnished surface in time especially in areas close to the ocean, sealing it will help with this. Either regular car polish or a clear coat are recommended.
Aluminium is the most expensive option and should give the best results but will still need regular cleaning or sealing of some type to keep it shiney.
Painting the badge gives a nice result. I have had good results with both spaying the entire badge with enamel spray then (after its well dry) facing the badge on some 360 grit wet/dry..or you can flow in paint on the end of a kebab stick to get multiple colours. This is how I finished the yellow one, (model paints give you a plethora of colours to choose from)
Notes on Materials
"Polished Bronze silver steel" is sintered with a Laser and then bronze is flowed between the particals. The colour can vary from silver to gold and the finish can be grainy like cast metal. The face finish can be improved by rubbing the badge face down on some 360 grit wet and dry to sharpen up the raised image. This can be done after adding colour to clean up the image.
The white plastic will need to be painted or it will discolour in the sun - Black professional plastic is black to the core (not dyed)
Notes on mounting
I suggest using double sided tape around the edges with a blob of silicone in the centre for a professional looking and secure result. Remember to remove any wax prior to application.