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Large or small engine turn gold for fire trucks?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Schoensignsgraphics, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Schoensignsgraphics

    Schoensignsgraphics Member

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    Those of you who do decals for fire trucks, do most of them use the small engine turn gold or large engine turn gold? Or something different?
     
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  2. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    1/2" diameter would be minimum. 3/4" - 1" diameter engine turn is optimal. Most of the old-school engine gilders used their thumb with cotton to spin/burnish the gold leaf. Any other size looks gawky or cheap and unrealistic.
     
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  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I prefer "large" engine turn for most jobs. It looks closest to the hand done size. Small engine turn looks more fake. I've done a few with florentine for a different look.
     
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