Plastic Reproductions


Customer Cars

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Mr. D. Upton's '37 Dodge. Enameled emblem restoration by Emblemagic.

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Mr. J. Irwin's '52 Studebaker. Plastic insert emblem restoration by Emblemagic.

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Plastic Insert Emblem Restoration

emblem showing lots of cracks  Restoration on a plastic insert emblem cannot remove the cracking or crazing visible inside the plastic material, and in fact, will sometimes aggravate the situation.  (see in the shop) Restoration may help on an emblem that has merely lost some of its coloring .

If you have a good quality plastic insert; (plastic is sound and uncracked,) then we may be able to restore your original. If we can determine that your original plastic emblem is a good candidate for restoration, we can usually strip, recolor and replate it to look virtually like new!  All of this work is done by hand, in a slow, painstaking process, unlike the original mass produced emblem.  But on the car, it is very doubtful that anyone, including the most scrupulous concourse judge, would ever notice the difference.

Original restored plastic insert emblems

Actual restored plastic insert emblems from customer cars.

Cost and turn around

Turn around time on a restoration is usually about 16 weeks. However, because we usually schedule these restorations only once a year, the turn around can be significantly longer. Size is the principal factor affecting cost, but complexity may also contribute to the equation.  Our price list can give you a good idea of the approximate cost, if your emblem is similar to one in size and pattern.

What to do next

    When you are ready to have your emblem restored,  it would be a good idea to call first.  We can give you a "ball park" idea of the cost and let you know how the turn around is shaping up.  Pack the emblem properly in a box, not a padded envelope.  If you are shipping UPS, we can give you the shipping address when you call, or send it to our Post Office Box.  If you insure your package for at least $100.00 you will get a tracking number for your package (just like UPS).  Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours.  Upon receipt, we will call you with your quote.  It's that simple!

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