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Old 04-01-2011, 11:44 AM
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So I heard you can take the emblems apart and repaint them to be what ever colors you want? How hard is it to this? how do you do it?
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:14 PM
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Getting the ovals apart is the easy part, figuring out how to get the chrome out of the Ford script is the real challenge.

At least 25% of the ovals I mod break during the disassembly process.... and I've done about 100 of them so far.

Not all ovals can be modded in this manner though. The newer ovals...maybe 01's up are either gel filled or are a molded aluminum over a plastic base.
The gel filled ovals can be modded, but I haven't invested much time or effort into them as finding a suitable gel/epoxy to refill them with is way too expensive for me.
The molded aluminum ovals look like a nightmare to mod. You'll have to sand all the chrome & coloring off then carefully mask each area to paint... not something I look forward to doing.

My advice:
If you only want to make a set for your truck, don't do it... but some that have been modded (from me )

If you plan on making them to sell, buy a hundred or so ovals to experiment with before you go public & make sure they stand up to the elements over time.

From start to finish, a set of custom ovals will take me from 1 to 2 WEEKS to complete.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:51 PM
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Can you do just one from a 1989 ? the center once on the grill? in like black and red?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:17 PM
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Why do u think u should not do it just to make a set for your truck ?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:21 PM
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^^^ yeah he does have a good question
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:36 PM
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Take a gander HERE

As long as it's a size of oval I have, you should be able to use them.
I can do 4 1/2", 4 3/4", 5 3/4" & 7" wide ovals for grille or tailgates.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:16 AM
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There is a how to for it

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...blue-oval.html<===CLICK
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