Avon Safety Wheels

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Re: Avon Safety Wheels

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Thanks All
It was seeing Robin111’s D1s he had restored inspired me to have a go! (Plus not wanting to spend £350 at the local wheel refurbishment place!)
As mentioned, on with the centre caps, does anyone have a good method of getting the original stickers off in one piece to be able to reuse?
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Would anyone be able to scan an original in and create new stickers?
TIA
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Re: Avon Safety Wheels

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colonel mustard wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:46 am Thanks All
It was seeing Robin111’s D1s he had restored inspired me to have a go! (Plus not wanting to spend £350 at the local wheel refurbishment place!)
As mentioned, on with the centre caps, does anyone have a good method of getting the original stickers off in one piece to be able to reuse?
Or
Would anyone be able to scan an original in and create new stickers?
TIA
First I'd try gently lifting it of with the help of a plastic spatula and mild assistance of a heat gun.
but beforehand, take a high resolution photo :!: :!: ;) .
If you send me a high-res photo and the diameter of the sticker as a reference I can re-create it as a vector graphic for your local sticker manufacturer.
I keep my Heligan pineapple jam in Mk1 glass washer bottles :mrgreen:
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Re: Avon Safety Wheels

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Many thanks
I can possibly scan to a higher res.
Will have a look next week when back at the desk!
Thanks again
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Re: Avon Safety Wheels

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Titch Sanders is the man for scanning and re-producing your wheel centres. https://www.machinerydecals.co.uk/ and he is only just down the road from your Dads. Nothing is too much trouble for Titch. Give him a call Drew and mention my name.

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Just needs colour matching and re-sizing

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Thanks Trevor
Will give him a call today / tomorrow
Thanks MiNiKiN for the logo, let’s see what happens!
Thanks again both
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Finally finished the wheels.
Ground and polished out the rust to the centre caps, a bit pitted but presentable also got some new centre cap stickers made (thanks Trevor)
Rather than applying a satin clear coat, which I think might fail, I have opted to apply a ceramic coating, only time will tell if this is any good!
Now to decide if to use them on the Cooper! (A little out of period but something different, marmite me thinks)
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Nice work
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they ae lovely !! well done!
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Re: Avon Safety Wheels

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Glad to hear you got the centres sorted out Drew.
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