Hi, just saw your reply, sorry missed it, been on site too... Just drill some holes and get the real ones ... i did it on my other side panel so it must be easy Looks much much better than stickers and probably wont last i'd imagine...ye can always spray and lacquer the real badges too I'll get my coat
I sanded down the badges (ending up with P1500) and gave them a few coats of red primer, sanding down with 1500 between coats, cleaning with panel wipes and then tack cloths. Then nine thin coats of paint and again carefully sanding and cleaning with wipes and cloths between coats. Then two coats of HPU heavy duty laquer, again sanding and cleaning between coats.
It took a good while but the finish is really good and well worth all the prep. Part of the reason i needed to do so many coats was because i was using an old 40-50's Rover burgundy colour so it had to have real depth of colour. The colour is totally up to you, i cant remember what your scoot looks like or if your going for a particular look or style but i would choose the colour to fit in with whatever you think goes with that style but i wouldn't pick the same colour as your panels. Another thing you could maybe think of is taking off the small Vespa badge from the front and do the same with that...I did my horncast too And my wheels rims the same colour And my hubs black Even if you dont do all the work that i did and just give them a spray or two i still reckon they will look better than stickers, don't put some cheap stickers on yer scoot Also meant to say if you go for the badges don't forget to buy the wee retaining clips to hold the badge pins on...Ebay or Beedspeed. All of the primer, spray,laquer, wipes, cloths and grit i got from halfords but might be cheaper online...i don't fancy you or anything but if ye wanted to i could meet you at halfords in Clydebank if ye like as i get a trade discount and could pick the stuff out too.
Anyway All the best
Last Edit: May 4, 2017 15:24:45 GMT 1 by johnnymarr