In Reply to: Question for John Gustafson aka Gaspump posted by Zack Smith on August 04, 2009 at 07:11:12:
I worked in the Ford Tractor HQ on E. Maple Road in Birmingham. I visited the plant from time to time and I have seen the application of the red on the embossed "FORD", it changed to blue in mid-year 1962 and I was gone by then. Once the embossing was gone transfers were used. The paint on the earlier embossed letters was applied with an applicator that looked like a 4'X10"+- rocking chair rocker. It had a thin soft surface, paint was applied and the painter just rocked it over the letters. It was very quick and simple, only seconds each "FORD". If he saw a flaw, he wiped it all off with a rag with solvent and did it over. I have tried all sorts of tools and don't get results. There is a talent involved in Ford's method. I have a local sign painter that does it perfectly with a brush and he is very reasonable so I go that way.
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