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Anyone ever try silver leaf from the craft store? Data east apron.

By the_pin_family

7 years ago

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    #1 7 years ago

    I dont know all the details but I've seen sheets of silver and golf leaf in sheets of paper. My understanding is you can.transfer the silver to your project with some nifty little trick I haven't googled yet. If Martha Stewart can do it I'm sure I can. Lol. See the missing silver on my apron. Any other suggestions are appreciated.


    #2 7 years ago

    Hmmm i think i would just dab a little Testors silver over that--bet you can't tell after the playfield glass is on. Looks like an operator was working on it and laid his cigarette there.

    #3 7 years ago

    Im not sure about leaf adhering to plastic? It's usually used on metal (which is a pretty non-porous surface). I think your going way beyond what it needs to be fixed. Plus if that's burnt, you may need to fill it in (logo is raised). Like smokey said, some silver testors, or if you want to make sure you get the shinyness, use something by rustoleum, like this:

    #4 7 years ago

    Yea, I probably am over thinking it. Testors it is.

    #5 7 years ago

    For gold/silver leaf you need to apply a bonding agent. It is what holds the leaf to the surface. then burnish (rub) it with a soft cloth. Plastic or metal surface, it should not make a difference. I think the silver leaf on the apron is a good idea. Might have to try that out myself.

    #6 7 years ago

    I also have a LAH project waiting in que. The apron on it is far worse. I can see that on the little spot in the pic paint might be a better route but on the LAH the paint will probably look like......paint.

    #7 7 years ago

    I used a chrome paint pen. Really came out well. Easy to test underneath to see if it will match for you.

    #8 7 years ago
    Quoted from dmacy:

    I used a chrome paint pen. Really came out well. Easy to test underneath to see if it will match for you.

    That's probably a good way to go. Was it oil or water based? Brand?

    #9 7 years ago

    I'll check when I get home tonight and report back. I remember doing some research to make sure I got something that looked as close to chrome as I could...

    #10 7 years ago

    Update: This is what I have and used:



    #11 7 years ago

    Thanks for looking nutty. Looks like something the craft store would sell. I'll check it out.

    #12 7 years ago

    No problem. It's not perfect but I ended up covering the whole logo FWIW. It looked pretty decent though.

    #13 7 years ago

    Thanks for the heads-up Nutty! I have a few scratches on my DE SW apron and that will do nicely!!

    #14 7 years ago
    Quoted from dmacy:

    I used a chrome paint pen. Really came out well. Easy to test underneath to see if it will match for you.

    I also used a chrome/silver paint pen on the DE logo on my LW3 and it came out fantastic.

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