Relay restoration

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Relay restoration

#1 Post by Dave Whittick » Sun May 19, 2019 4:39 pm

Just thought I'd share my restoration of my horn, headlight, and fog light relay. The cases of the horn and headlight were straightened, blasted and powder coated the appropriate colors. I reproduced the artwork and sent it out to my printer who pad printed onto each cover. Better than new. The fog is NOS for comparison. The printing isn’t as crisp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Cv_YGRNHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO_Ca7cTM1s
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Re: Relay restoration

#2 Post by Spencer Harris » Sun May 19, 2019 5:13 pm

VERY nice!
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#3 Post by Alex Mestas » Sun May 19, 2019 5:29 pm

Great Job Dave! They look perfect.
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#4 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun May 19, 2019 6:29 pm

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#5 Post by Martin Benade » Sun May 19, 2019 7:50 pm

Now its certain, my car will never be among the very best!

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#6 Post by Gabe Renga » Sun May 19, 2019 9:46 pm

is the mount for them made by you or ?
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Re: Relay restoration

#7 Post by Dave Whittick » Sun May 19, 2019 10:21 pm

Gabe Renga wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:46 pm
is the mount for them made by you or ?
Not sure what you mean by mount? The photos are the factory fuse block and bracket if that’s what you’re referring to.

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#8 Post by Gabe Renga » Mon May 20, 2019 12:01 am

Ok. I will take a double look at mine. I don’t think I have the mount/bracket for the relays.
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#9 Post by John Brooks » Mon May 20, 2019 1:44 am

Dave. Very nice job. Do you have the RAL numbers on the powders you used for me to put in my data base?

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Re: Relay restoration

#10 Post by Dennis Vogel » Wed May 22, 2019 3:28 pm

Dave Whittick wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:39 pm
Just thought I'd share my restoration of my horn, headlight, and fog light relay. The cases were all straightened, blasted and powder coated the appropriate colors. I reproduced the artwork and sent it out to my printer who pad printed onto each cover. Better than new.
Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing the pad print videos. How hard was it to find someone to do a one-off pad print?
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Re: Relay restoration

#11 Post by Dave Whittick » Wed May 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Dennis Vogel wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing the pad print videos. How hard was it to find someone to do a one-off pad print?
To be honest, I didn't know about the process until I started to ask around. A friend of mine suggested it after he had had some dash knobs printed. The company happened to be in Toronto as well. They had no problem running one off jobs although they had just finished a large job for BMW before they were able to get to mine. I assume they prefer the larger jobs due to the setup time involved. The price was quite reasonable considering.

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#12 Post by Bill Lawless » Thu May 23, 2019 6:44 am

Perfection!!!
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#13 Post by jim nelson » Thu May 23, 2019 4:57 pm

Very nice. It's hard to get those right.

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#14 Post by Brad Ripley » Fri May 24, 2019 12:53 am

Originals were not powder coat, just painted not much better than a quick spray bomb job.

For rubber stamps, here's a company two blocks from my office: http://www.nevadarubberstamp.com/UI/en-US here in Reno, NV .

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Re: Relay restoration

#15 Post by Dave Whittick » Fri May 24, 2019 6:10 am

Brad Ripley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:53 am
Originals were not powder coat, just painted not much better than a quick spray bomb job.

For rubber stamps, here's a company two blocks from my office: http://www.nevadarubberstamp.com/UI/en-US here in Reno, NV .
Of course the originals were painted. Like I said in my original post, better than new.

Any pics of how yours turned out with the stamp?

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