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 "Emblems" is a  general term which describes a vast array of assorted types and constructions.  Our service and stock is limited to the two types of emblems described below.  If you already know what kind of emblem you need, click the button for more helpful information.

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Picture of assorted enamel car emblemsThis type of emblem, sometimes called cloisonné, has a metal base of copper,  which is usually plated with chrome, nickel, or gold and is inlaid with enamel colors.  By enamel, we mean the hard fired porcelain or glass (it is really a true glass and not porcelain). This kind of emblem was used on almost all cars until the 1940's.  They continued to be used on some American cars, although very rarely.  Foreign sports cars continue to use them routinely.  They can be found on the radiator grille, headlight bars, hubcaps, trunk racks, spares, side mounts, and in the interior as well.  They also appear in key fobs and many types of jewelry.  Click on the picture here for a larger view of these various original cloisonné emblems.Picture of deteriorated enamel car emblem

Enamel emblems that are deteriorating may have plating that has faded or is pitted, or the inlaid colors sometimes begin cracking and chipping out like little bits of glass or plastic.  As we said, enamel is actually  colored  glass, which is fired in a high temperature kiln, thus bonding the melted glass directly to the copper substrate of the emblem.

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This type of emblem is made from a clear plastic which appears to havecar emblem rear its design car emblem front and  colors imbedded inside. The underside of this emblem is an embossed surface which is usually coated a solid color. This type of emblem first appeared in the late 40's and continues to be used on cars today.  However, beginning in the 1980's new processes of lamination, doming, and what not are beginning to signal the end of this type of emblem, as cheaper mass production technologies become available.  The emblem we are describing is usually mounted in some type of metal bezel which is chrome or gold plated. They are found on the car's hood, trunk, quarter panels, hubcaps, steering wheel, and almost anywhere else for decorative effect. Deterioration in this type of emblem is usually due to the flaking off of paint on the underside of the emblem, or sometimes colors fade away. The clear plastic may also develop crazing or hairline cracking.  

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Plastic Insert Emblems 
This is our illustrated price list of plastic reproduction emblems that we carry.  If an emblem on our list is not in stock for immediate shipping, it will be made to order.   They are listed in alphabetical order.  
Enameled Emblems
This is our illustrated price list of original, (not reproduction) emblems that are already restored and in stock.  They are listed in chronological order.
Miscellaneous Emblems
These are emblems we have in stock that don't fit either the plastic or enameled categories.
Plastic Insert Emblem restoration and reproduction
This service is available if you are unable to locate your plastic emblem on our price list, but you have the original emblem.
Enameled Emblem restorations
This service is ideal, if you have the original enameled emblem, but you are unable to find it on our price list.
Enameled Emblems that are not restored
We have many emblems that are not restored, so are not listed with the restored emblems.

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PLEASE NOTE: The emblems listed below fall outside of our specialty, so we neither stock nor restore them. However we do stock some emblems that do not fit into our usual product lines here and here.  We regret that we are unable to furnish any other suggestions, endorsements etc. on where these emblems might be found or how to restore them. Check out the ad below or our Link Pages for other helpful sources.

LIST OF EMBLEMS NOT HANDLED BY EMBLEMAGIC

bulletnameplates, scripts and lettering in either plastic or metalcar emblem script
The most common type of emblem, having been used throughout the prewar and postwar eras.  usually chrome plated or with painted highlights.  When these emblems deteriorate, the plating pits, or wears off, loses its studs or simple breaks.  They may also have painted highlights which wear away. 
bulletpainted metal
Such as thin brass stampings from the pre-war period, with paint in the recessed areas.  This kind of emblem is usually thin and easily bent and is usually wrapped over a heavy gage base. It can sometimes be difficult to know whether an emblem was originally painted or enameled.  Please contact us if you are unsure, and we will try to help you determine the type.  Another example would be the chrome plated die cast or stainless steel stamping made in the post-war period with paint again in the recessed or top areas.  When these emblem deteriorate, the paint gradually wears thin and disappears.  
bullethood mascots of solid metal, glass, or color dyed plastic
hood ornaments, usually made of chrome plated die-cast pot metal. In the post war era, transparent amber, red, etc. colored heads or wings.
bulletdecals
graphic designs, logos or lettering using a transfer method for use over painted surfaces.
bulletMiscellaneous
Body ID tags or plates, engine plates, dash plaques, bezels, lenses, license plates, hybrid emblems, etc.  The list could go on but you get the picture!


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