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Opinion on cast finish Polish or patina

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3Kidsnotime, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. 3Kidsnotime
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
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    3Kidsnotime
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    from Utah

    I cast a few parts and I usually finish my parts in a full polish, last night I was working on a new part a hildebrandt guage panel I polished one and I like the look but I was looking at the original one and decided to throw one in the tumbler and I was happy with the finish, I was curious if the general census her thought I should offer these in patina finish?

    First is the original (had a hole cut for a light im thinking) then the new one

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  2. Well your tumbled part would probably work for me, but I am not sure about your target market. I am thinking that anyone buying a new one would probably like it to look like a new one did when they were still on the speed shop peg boards.

    maybe off it both ways and see which one sells the best.
     
  3. 57tailgater
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 722

    57tailgater
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    from Georgia

    I have one of those in my truck. Got it off ebay a few years ago from a wonderful old guy. It looked like it was polished at one time, but has some patina for sure. It will stay the way it is for now - kinda old school. I agree with offering it both ways - maybe polish to order if that's the way they want it and you won't have to stock both. :cool:
     

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  4. how do you get away with casting the hildebrandt name in your parts? is it not copyrited? oh, and i want one! PM me please!
     

  5. 3Kidsnotime
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
    Posts: 247

    3Kidsnotime
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    from Utah

    Name for product has no TM, if a part does not have a patent or the name have a TM it is free game I make over 100 parts and have never had a issue, Here is where you search. Thanks

    http://www.uspto.gov/patents/process/search/
     
  6. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    49ratfink
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    from California

    I say offer them both ways and ask a bit more for polished. then cheap bastards like me can polish our own and save a few bucks.
     
  7. 3Kidsnotime
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
    Posts: 247

    3Kidsnotime
    Member
    from Utah

    My eelco's I sell for 40 shipped polished, the Hildebrandt will probably be 30 patina 40 polished shipped... I think im going to do a eelco in patina now as well

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