|1991 VW Golf Mk2 with Painted Badges|
Car: 1991 VW Golf Mk2 1.8 Driver
We decided that the badges on this black golf needed painting black to match! We were hoping that this would make the car look a little bit meaner! and give it a little bit more of a stealth look!
The badges were cleaned and lightly rubbed down with sand paper before painting with a small tin of Humbrol enamel paint. The paint was just brushed on and allowed to dry before a second coat was painted on as per instructions on the tin.
This was a very cheap improvement which seems to change the cars image completely! ...Yet we still have the windows and lights to tint....!
The starting point! Black twin headlight grill with silver-ish (worn/faded!) 'VW' badge, and worn/faded 'driver' badge.
The VW badge has been removed from the front grill for preparation and painting. The 'driver' badge has also been removed, but will not be refitted.
The VW badge on the front grill was removed and painted up at the same time the red stripe was added. Both the grill and the badge were painted using the smallest tins of Humbrol enamel paints.
Refitted, the car has a much better, sportier 'GTi' look about it!
The rear badges needed the same treatment too!
Here you can see the original silver VW, Golf and driver badges.
The VW badge was easy to remove and so will be painted whilst it is off the car. Yet again, the 'driver' badge will get discarded.
The VW badge has a recess under it and the golf badge has holes behind it, otherwise we may have just removed all the badges and gone for the badgeless look! ...but, as that takes a lot of time/effort/money to achieve, involving time consuming panel work and repainting, we have just taken the easy & cheap DIY option of painting the badges.
A bee-sting aerial and exhaust trim have also made cheap additions, to the rear of the car.
Two coats of Humbrol paint later and the rear of the car now looks like this!
A vast improvement we think!
After a small knock to the front of the vehicle another twin headlight grill was needed!
We found this one (which had been painted black) on ebay.
Again we red-striped the grill and painted the VW badge black.
The replacement grill came with a GTI badge on it & after we had fitted the grill to the car, we decided we should paint the GTI badge black too, to complete the effect!
After the second coat of paint to the GTI badge.
The front of the car with a gloss black grill and black badges, was now looking better than the previous grill above!