Restoration of the "Steyr Puch" insignia.

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Restoration of the "Steyr Puch" insignia.

Post by cascade.king » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:50 pm

I am looking to restore or at least beautify the Steyr Puch insignia on my truck. I have seen a number of before and after photos, but no "How-To" posts. I was just going to polish mine, but some of the painted ones look nice.

I presume they never came painted on Pinzs or Hafis.. Only bright or OD overpainted.
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by pinzinator » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:56 pm

I'm getting ready to strip and powder coat an emblem. I will post photos when it is all done.

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Re: Restoration of the

Post by TechMOGogy » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:13 pm

Not a direct answer to your question as I am not sure if they ever came painted or if just OD or bare?
This guy has some nice examples of restored ones
http://pinzgauer-ersatzteile.webnode.at/produkte-1/

Powder coating is great unless you have a NA Pathfinder model which were not OD
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Post by krick3tt » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:52 pm

I removed mine and boiled off all the old paint. Get a cheap pot at the thrift store...do not use your wife's good pan. Used TSP, it removes the paint.
Cleaned it up with a brass wire brush. Painted it black then used fine grit paper on a smooth surface to remove the paint at the letters and then clear coated it.
It is a bear to get off the vehicle as the tiny nuts are way up under the dash at the center console.
I lived near the ocean and the aluminum corrodes easily, giving a dusty look to the finish if not protected.
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by pcolette » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:02 pm

I did mine the same as Morris (krick3tt) and used emery paper stapled to a wood block to remove the black paint from the raised areas.
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Like he said you'll need small hands and/or lots of patience to get the retaining nuts off.
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Post by krick3tt » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:05 pm

Looks good Paul. Fine minds.....
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Re: Restoration of the "Steyr Puch" insignia.

Post by cascade.king » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:09 pm

TechMOGogy wrote:Powder coating is great unless you have a NA Pathfinder model which were not OD
.. which you know I do.

I wasn't sure if the Steyr Puch logo came plain, or if some models actually had the black-white-green paint.

I like the polished with the black paint in the recesses.
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by TechMOGogy » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:23 pm

cascade.king wrote:
TechMOGogy wrote:Powder coating is great unless you have a NA Pathfinder model which were not OD
.. which you know I do.

I wasn't sure if the Steyr Puch logo came plain, or if some models actually had the black-white-green paint.

I like the polished with the black paint in the recesses.
I like the black and polished as well but the Pathfinders came just bare metal (99% sure of that from all pictures I have seen and both my Pathfinders were like that - being 40+ years old I guess it could have worn or been changed?!?)
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by edzz » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:42 pm

Interesting list of old Halflinger magazine articles. The emblems can be seen in some of these period publications.
I really have an appreciation for the Australians concept of enhancing the look of a Halflinger in the “Off Road Australia no. 2/1974 article”. :twisted:

http://tdc.haflinger-4wd.com/literature/magazines/
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by TechMOGogy » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:51 am

I just looked through all the NA Pathfinders that I have pictures of and all but 1 have a bare logo.
The paint may have worn off but I would be surprised if all of it had disappeared on 7 different trucks (8 if you include your truck :lol: ) - even the one at the museum is bare. The one with paint is Scott's:
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I did notice that the Canadian and pre Pathfinder models (white turn signals) seem to be painted?:
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Anyways - all are cool - post what you end up doing and you can make the how-to (then I can copy you!) :mrgreen:
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by Haf-e » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:42 pm

There are actually two versions of the Steyr-Puch logo plate - the earlier one that was painted with the green and white area in the puch section has a recessed area for the paint to flow in - the later version is flat in that area. I actually have one of each and had the earlier one cleaned up and polished by a local guy who does mostly motorcycle parts. He did a great job. I'll take a photo and will post it here later when I get a chance.

I also ordered one of the reproduction "Haflinger" badges with the handwritten script - I like it more than the newer rectangular one that is similar to the pinzgauer badge. The repo one is really nice - maybe nicer than the original (broken) one I have. The only issue is that the mounting holes are different between the script one and the rectangular one.
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by Pinz710m2 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:11 pm

I know this thread was around for a while, but I thought I'd add to it.
I just finished cleaning up the logos for my 710M. I wanted them to
look a little weathered, but not all gooey and gross like they were.
Here's a quick pictorial view of my process. I used a flat engine
paint so they don't look shiny, and I added green to the shield so
it's more like the original.

I used the same techniques as previously described, with a green color twist.

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The final product. Painted twice and sanded twice.
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Re: Restoration of the "Steyr Puch" insignia.

Post by cascade.king » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:01 pm

Purdy!
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by krick3tt » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:21 pm

Good job. Be sure to clear coat it to keep it looking this good.
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Re: Restoration of the

Post by westernair » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:55 pm

I stripped mine with Oven cleaner, then took it to the polishing wheel and made her shine line a piece of Jewlery. Afterwards I painted it with white black and green.
Once Painted I took a piece of deer leather with a little MEK on it and polished off the unwanted paint.
Total time from start to finsh was about 2.5 hrs.
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