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Clam shell Globe letters
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Hello All,

I have a reproduction super shell CLAM shell globe. Does anyone know if decals are being made for the lettering instead of having the lettering painted???? Or is there anyone in the U.S. that paints the lettering?? Thanks, Andrew

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Not aware of any lettering available. I'd probably use some 1/8" fine line tape and outline the letters and paint red. Trick is too not stretch the tape too much because it'll come up. I've done crowns but not the SHELL before.

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Thanks Paul,

I appreciate the idea. I am trying to scramble to get it painted because my Dad is on his death bed and I am trying to finish the pump and take a picture with the two of us. I have owned this pump for 33 yrs and my Dad and I always talked about finishing it. Maybe I will have to buy another globe with the letters already done and sell mine. Thanks Oldgas for being such a good resource. I have met so many GREAT people on here.

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So sorry Andrew, wish the best for you and your Dad.

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God speed and God bless you and yours.

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Thank you all!!! Attached is a pic from a month ago with my Dad and I picking up our LAST and oldest pump. An all original 1905 Wayne. It was in the same building for 114 yrs.
I am grateful for him getting me into the hobby when I was 8yrs old. I am 42 now:-) What an AWESOME Dad!!!

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Just buy some red paint, paint the letters by hand, and get the picture you want. The paint can easily be removed if you don't like it, it will look just fine in the picture


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Great picture! I agree with the above post, I think you could free hand this with a brush and it would come out quite well. I recommended the fine line tape, but it would turn out nice without it in a pinch.

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Paul’s right fine good quality body shop line masking tape carefully applied does a fine job . Expensive but worth it .Did my engine covers with it and it turned out perfect just take you time . Glad to hear of your joint love of the hobby and the time spent pursuing it together .

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Thank you all. Those covers look beautiful!! The globe is a reproduction and pretty slipery. Is there anyway to prep the surface where the paint goes other than the light slant blasting idea?? Thanks

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There are chemical etching solutions for glass, like Armor Etch. Be hard to apply without taping or masking off, get all over. You can buy it on amazon. The repro's arent already etched?

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Andrew, Sorry to hear about your Dad's health, but even if you don't finish it, I'm sure your Dad is extremely proud of you for taking an interest in this hobby, just as he did.

Just slap any ol' red paint on it from a craft store that will come off easy, you can always remove it and fine-tune it later. Or just take the pic without paint. It'll be a great picture either way. And like I said, even if you don't get the pic, I'm sure he is very proud.

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Hi Paul,
Thanks for letting me know about the glass etching solution. The repo I bought about 10 yrs ago and it came not painted and had never been etched.thanks again! P.S. I was checking out your facebook. What beautiful restoration work you do!!

Steve,
Thank you for the very loving thoughts and concerns=)

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At one time you could buy just the letter water transfer decals from Time Passages.

They don't show up on their website now, but it might be worth a call.

Later . . .

Jim

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Thanks for the heads up T-way. I will give them a call=)

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