Fixin the "N"

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Dante D
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Fixin the "N"

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My F 28 had the emblems on the back for the most part. The "N" at the end of Trojan, was busted up pretty good, and the others were, ,,,well in not broken condition. I dont mind that the chrome was all faded off, but at least they were there. I can imagine that these letters are next to impossible to get, so I figured Id try to at least make it legible. It was broken in two pieces and missing one entire leg of the letter. as you can see in this pic

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what I did was take the shank of a small rivet and heated it up and inserted it into the plastic to create at least a support for the epoxy to hold
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then I found this stuff, they sell it at ACE hardware, but Im sure there are all types of different brands etc,
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Its real thick and of course wont run, I rec doing it on wax paper so the epoxy wont stick to it.
Let it cure and you can shape it fairly easily. I did this repair in less than a couple of hours after it was dry. If your a perfectionist, you wont be happy with the results, however looks ok from a few feet away, and Im not going to win a boat beauty contest, but I like it to look at least the best I can. Someone told me you can even send these out and have them plastic chromed again? has anyone heard of that? Anyway, thought Id share in case someone has a similar problem you can complete your emblems, here are some pics in varies stages of completion, not sure what color Im going to paint all the letters but originally they were chrome
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Image I plan on sanding it a little more to make it possibly smoother, but as I said if looks ok from the dock,,,,lol

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Re: Fixin the "N"

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Beacon has the replacement logo in stock. I bought new ones for my boat, they are nice.
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Re: Fixin the "N"

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Good fix , But The new SS ones are nice
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Re: Fixin the "N"

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That's giving it to that "N"
That's a good use of epoxy :)
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Re: Fixin the "N"

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Im gonna go ahead and get some new ones anyway, just thought Id try it,,

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Re: Fixin the "N"

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I'm glad to see someone actually repair something. So many "mechanics" these days are just parts changers.....
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Re: Fixin the "N"

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thx, but like I said, looks pretty good from the dock,,lol, if you see it up close,, well............ considering it took me like two hours to do, I suppose if I spent more time it would have looked nicer

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Re: Fixin the "N"

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We have new S/S letters for your Trojan.
Check out the Trojan Store.
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Re: Fixin the "N"

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thanks Bob, where can I find that? may have to replace em, depending on how much they are,

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Re: Fixin the "N"

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They are in the Trojan Boat Store. Main page of Trojanboats.net under Trojan hardware. Here is the link.

https://www.trojanboats.net/zencart/ind ... cb326467ae
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