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by madmickshere
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme
Replies: 67
Views: 13973

Re: I hope someone can help

The only solution I can think of for the "chrome" or mirror parts of the graphics would be to leave them white (to print as transparent on the decal) and then cut out and apply the shapes in mirror plastic behind the decal, with a small overlap hidden by the print outline on the decal. That sounds ...
by madmickshere
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme
Replies: 67
Views: 13973

Re: I hope someone can help

coppinpr wrote:...are you sure the bits were chrome and not black that has oxidised?
Yes, they definitely look like chrome as the black areas look different both on the front and rear.
by madmickshere
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme
Replies: 67
Views: 13973

Re: I hope someone can help

Clean the outside, scan if you can, photo if you can't. Here's a better couple of photos, I hope they are good enough. Now cleaned they are really bright colours. On the oblong one, the 3 Shamrocks, the star and the border around the threepenny bit where (or should be chrome finish). On the squaris...
by madmickshere
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme
Replies: 67
Views: 13973

Re: I hope someone can help

In this instance I'd say the art is far too deteriorated to bother trying to restore and use the original. Yep, it does look like it's too far gone, especially with what you say about the bleeding. I'm going to go for the replacement decals instead. Thanks for the advice. Here's the machine as aske...
by madmickshere
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme
Replies: 67
Views: 13973

Re: I hope someone can help

The important thing is to get some good images of the graphics first, then you can try saving the original without fear of a total loss. Having now read the next comments, I reckon I'll just go straight for replacement decals. You'll soon get the hang of it... I think I might be getting better at t...
by madmickshere
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme
Replies: 67
Views: 13973

Re: I hope someone can help

Thank you for the replies and advice. Can I ask what you would apply to the back if it was possible? I'm not good on these forums so don't know how to reply individually let alone see who I'm writing to. I don't have a scanner but can take much better photos than I posted, though I don't know how to...
by madmickshere
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Samson grip tester spring
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Samson grip tester spring

Where do you get long thin springs like that from? As I need one like that but longer for something else I am working on and can't locate any.
Thanks Mick
by madmickshere
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme
Replies: 67
Views: 13973

Bell Fruit Three Penny Supreme

Hi, brand new here, I only wish I'd discovered this site years ago, anyhow after many hours of reading on here and not finding the exact answer I need I hope someone can help me. I've had a Bell Fruit bandit in the state of restoration now for over 10 years now, well really I've only restored it for...