The week before last, I spent time restoring the metal emblems on my Rambler to their former red, white and black glory.

Having had no experience in repainting metal anything, I threw myself into it with an “I can do anything” attitude.

There are three emblems on my Rambler- one on the back and one on each side.

When I started painting the first one, I realized it was going to be more difficult than I had imagined. The small details on the pieces were overwhelming. How to get those little letters to stand out?

I had to be very careful about what I was painting and how. I powered through, and after the first one was done, I had a system worked out.

The first one looks worse than the others, but all three emblems look way better than they did before I worked on them.

Overall, I am happy with how it turned out. I’m glad I did this myself and would do them again if I needed to.


I forgot to take a picture of the first one before I began working on it. This is after I started painting.