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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:48 pm    Post subject: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

Some teaser pics for original large Syncro rear deck emblem in-work. These larger ones are no longer available. These will be cast in aluminum instead of plastic, with high polished lettering and darkened shadow area as original. I hope I'm not going against forum policy showing off these emblems. I just want to share something new Cool - not mine BTW.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

Neato!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

Well this be offered in the classifieds when they are ready?
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

Yes. Let me get with a mod first to see if it's ok to post the samba member's name who is making these.

For a size reference, Below are a couple of links to the 130mm replacements. The original was 180mm

https://campervanculture.com/shop/syncro-rear-hatch-emblem-t3-t25-vanagon/

https://www.gowesty.com/product/emblem-inscription/4213/syncro-rear-hatch-emblem?v=

130mm replacement

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180mm original

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:37 am    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

I'm guessing mine is an original.
It was looking faded, so I did a bit of Alu-tape refurbishment.
Now it looks like it has Alu-tape on it.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

Cool
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

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missing the H in synchro? hahahaha
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

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I love it. Reach out to Greg at Outcaststudios. 50 bucks each.. Hes only got 2 or 3 left...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

nice dude, glad it made it safe! post pics when you get it on the rust farm, Laughing thanks tjet!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

That looks great!!

Are the pins in the back cast too or will it be drilled and tapped?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

My original emblem was flat with 2-sided tape. This sand casting it made the same way. I may drill 2 shallow holes that will accept screws, or just use tape like the factory did...

Here is a pic of the back

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Here's some detail of the front. You can see that it's a sand cast, not a die-cast. Greg is the expert and can explain the different casting methods. I actually prefer how this looks vs the plastic OEM one. I'm going to darken the background a little & buff up the front.

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Here's an NOS one for comparison...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2279597
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

Looks good tjet! I think that background needs to be darker for sure . As you said these were cast in resin bonded sand , and I agree they look better than the plastic one for sure , plus it won’t turn totally black like the plastic ones do when the aluminum colored paint wears off of them! As for pins , if people need pins I can pin them. Flat with the double sided tape seems to be the easiest though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

SWEETNESS!

Any plans to do 2WD hatch versions of "Volkswagen" and "Vanagon?"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

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SWEETNESS!

Any plans to do 2WD hatch versions of "Volkswagen" and "Vanagon?"

I need a Transporter badge so maybe I’ll do that next , but I think the logo is verboten? Think
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

I can send you a free transporter badge you can keep.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

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E1 wrote:
SWEETNESS!

Any plans to do 2WD hatch versions of "Volkswagen" and "Vanagon?"

I need a Transporter badge so maybe I’ll do that next , but I think the logo is verboten? Think

Sorry, meant the two emblems on the hatch (not the V-Dub logo).

But Yeah, not sure about copyright law regarding that type...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:44 am    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

I’d be down to make the Vanagon logo, i will hunt for one.

Tjet- transporter logo?! Hell yes , right now I only have one that I 3D printed but my machine isn’t big enough to print it the full length 😂 So I have a midget one I made !
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

outcaststudios wrote:
Looks good tjet! I think that background needs to be darker for sure . ....


I experimented with some acid to darken the 3-D area. It's a mild acid designed to darken aluminum. You can see some difference in the dark area of the "c". You apply it with a swap, then rinse with cool water for a min or so. Since it etches the metal, you do not want to get this on the polished areas. It may leave a permanent stain.

I need to do another application

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: New Syncro emblems cast in aluminum Reply with quote

I do not even own a syncro and I want one!
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