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Hurst shifter knob stencil
#1
Hello Gents

In have a hurst shifter on my 72 vert and  looking to find a way to restore the white diagram on the black shifter knob.  Short of finding a replacement are there any tricks to restoring it?  I want to keep the original knob.

Thanks for any help.










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#2
Can you post a pic of the knob ?

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#3
The shift pattern is molded into the knob and inlaid with paint. You could probably repaint with some white model paint and then polish the knob (lol) with some extremely very fine paper to sharpen up the pattern. A coat of automotive 2K clear would make it nearly bulletproof.


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[attachment=47096 Wrote:mudbilly pid='319750' dateline='1524824559']         Can you post a pic of the knob ?










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Yeah, that puppy is pretty worn. I have one in my toolbox that still has the white paint.


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(04-27-2018, 08:56 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: The shift pattern is molded into the knob and inlaid with paint. You could probably repaint with some white model paint and then polish the knob (lol) with some extremely very fine paper to sharpen up the pattern. A coat of automotive 2K clear would make it nearly bulletproof.

Thanks....good thought....I may give that a shot.

PS-  I knew the Knob reference would come up somehow.....lol










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#7
to fill the pattern, I have heard of using a syringe to "inject" the paint. Just passing it along, but I think it looks great the way it is

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#8
You can try a white paint pen, from Hobby Lobby or other craft stores. You paint it on and then wipe the knob upside down on a thick set of paper which takes the paint off of the upper surface, leaving the paint in the recess. It works great on a flat surface with recessed lettering, but your knob is curved, but it should work. You have to work quick to wipe the paint off of the upper surface, though.

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Office Max also sells a white pen 'permanent marker' with a fine tip. Need to practice with it since the paint can well up out of the tip if you are not careful. Very useful to have on the workbench.
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Another option is the Duplicolor scratch repair pens. They should have enough control to just fill in the lines.



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