So my sister asked me a while back if I'd be willing to redo their SS# plates. "Sure" I said, thinking I'm an old pro at this having done mine, not once but twice (story here and here!)
Somehow I managed to forget that she has a 1960 Airstream that had vastly different plates than mine. Back in the day there were more curves in everything... women, cars and evidently fonts too!
Here's what the 1960 plate looked like:
Barely a straight line in the whole thing!
This is what mine looked like in 1963:
I started by stripping the plates and polished them up exactly how I did mine. I used green frog tape to mask off the edges
Here's where the tedium starts. I coated each letter with Vaseline, using very small brushes like these. The one on the right I could get down to a very fine point, basically a couple of hairs. This was a great time to listen to The VAP, not such a great time to have that third cup of coffee, steady hands are a must!
At one point my daughter's Border Collie who is friendly..... seriously friendly without mercy :) ..decided to ambush me, and I had to start all over. Fortunately for him, he's too cute to be mad at for long! He's particularly cute when sleeping ( I think he needs a bigger bed, that one is my dachshund's!)
I then sprayed both plates with Duplicolor adhesion promoter and a couple of coats of Duplicolor Ford Blue.
Then what? Well, with this highly specialized tool I scraped off the top of each letter.
Yup, a toothpick. Each letter, one by ever luvin' one. Tedious, as tedious as planting crops in Farmville. Those were dark days, thank goodness I snapped myself out of that addiction!
But I was lucky I had my friends at The VAP to keep me happy. A couple of episodes and Voila!
There ya go sis! Now I'm off to update my own blog!
Here they are on the trailer! They are beautiful!