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Prevent badge color fading?

Hi there,

Do you guys have any tips to prevent badge colour from fading?

Are there non fading badges on the market?

Have any of you ever protected a fairly new badge from fading with any kind of varnish/UV protection?

Stupid question perhaps, but a think it's a nice topic (I guess)
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Enamel and chrome version? Not sure if any would be available though.:
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Hi again Zulu.

I'm a completly newbie... and... "Chrome version" makes sense in english, but I don't know what you mean.
"Enamel" makes no sense to me - sorry!
I wonder if you are making fun of me again...
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Well mate, where we lived not long back, there was badge manufacturers down the road. Now if you were really keen, I'm sure they would of made a one off for a price, or indeed a batch, copyrights permitting? Nice metal and enamel ones they turned out.:
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I just buy new badges and put them on, they look wonderful for many years. I changed one on the boot last year on one of my Spiders that was on for 14 years, and yes, it was faded.
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I've an old Fiat type the Laurels encircling the name somewhere, that I've had for years. These plastic ones are in a totally dfferent league, like most things of today.:

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Best I've owned were a pair of chromed leaping cats from the Mk.II's that I mounted on hard wood blocks as book ends. They disappeared along with an Ex! : Motifs not badges.:
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Just get a new badge then use wax to cover it
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Ok! Get it!

The only question remaining is:
How much for a good one - not the ones Zulu mentioned!
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My new one was 15 posted from Autolusso via ebay.
 
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just ordered a front and back from ebspares.
once you get round their strange way of a website it's all good.
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You could use Lamin-X to protect it.

I found that it fades badly once the lacquer comes off so if you protect the lacquer, should last longer.

Although, a small sheet of Lamin-X is around 10, almost the same as a new badge
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You are not far off there... When you wash, polish and Wax your car apply wax to the badge. No joke... I use Collinite Wax as it has UV protection preventing UV rays from breaking down the paint colour. That's what causes fading.

So buy a wax that offers UV protection. Also same for my red leather seats. I use Poor Boys "Leather Stuff" conditioner. Offers UV protection. Seats are many years old as you see in picture below but still look like they came out the show room.
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