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Old 11-14-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Original brass Stanco quail

I have an original 30-31 brass quail. Yep brass and they do exist.
The plating is gone but the base metal is superb
Opinions as to whether to replate or not.
I would work it down myself and it would be a huge time investment
Very rare item that I've had for a long time
Replate it just leave it alone and in a display shelf? Killing value by replate??
Not sure I would use it on a car anyway.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:40 PM   #2
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If replated, it would look like a VINTIQUE re-pro.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:54 PM   #3
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Like I have been told, don't have your gold medal bronzed.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:58 PM   #4
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I have a copper one original-this should get some attention!leave your original
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:09 AM   #5
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Give the old bird some bling.

http://customcreationpaints.co.uk/bl...on-gold-paint/
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:43 AM   #6
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I have yet to see a plating job that did not lose some detail. Yours is a tough call. After taking input from fellow Model A'ers, you still might have to flip a coin.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:27 AM   #7
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Since it is rather unique, I would just polish it. Once plated, you can't tell what it's made of.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:54 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=Oldbluoval;1552748]I have an original 30-31 brass quail. Yep brass and they do exist.
The plating is gone but the base metal is superb
Opinions as to whether to replate or not.
I would work it down myself and it would be a huge time investment
Very rare item that I've had for a long time
Replate it just leave it alone and in a display shelf? Killing value by replate??
Not sure I would use it on a car anyway.[/QUOT

As they say , " It's Only Original Once " , my vote , polish it , and put it on the display shelf .
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I had a HUGE set of WINGS, that had been "brazed" & finished off nicely, by some TORCH ARTIST. I left them that way & told folks they came from an EAGLE RE-HAB/RESCUE place! Model A STUFF/HISTORY is great FUN!
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:35 AM   #10
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I wouldnt touch it................

besides the plating cost will prob be the value of it in the end.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:57 AM   #11
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While on this topic, does anyone out there have a 30-31 Stanco quail cap with either a missing or damaged quail? I've got the base & quail but no cap.....Yikes!
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:06 AM   #12
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As other old car people to recommend a plating shop where the owner does the polishing and not just turn is over to an employee.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:11 AM   #13
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Now your just showing off with that copper quail.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #14
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So what are these things worth? Only seen one other brass one and never a copper one. Is the copper one plated copper over something or are you thinking its solid copper?
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In 1941, even Pennies weren't even COPPER!
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In 1941, even Pennies weren't even COPPER!
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Bill, are you sure you didnt mean 1943? the zinc pennies......................
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:31 PM   #17
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on the note of copper- cleaned out a 55 T bird I just bought and there were collector plates in there from AZ from 1985....................

Look like solid copper to me! never would have believed that.
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Ronn....in the state of Arizona the historic vehicle plates are indeed made out of solid copper....in fact the law states that the plates must be made out of solid copper that has been mined in the state of Arizona.
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And now for the rest of the story- The copper Quail is original- I sent it off to have it Nickel plated-and you have to clean Very Good-copper coat then-Nickel plate,but they broke the quail off the cap-so it came back copper plated saying it was to dirty to nickel plate and broken after about 6 months I got it back. Nice shelf ornament! Have a Great Day!! plates are copper!
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I have an original 30-31 brass quail. Yep brass and they do exist.
The plating is gone but the base metal is superb
Opinions as to whether to replate or not.
I would work it down myself and it would be a huge time investment
Very rare item that I've had for a long time
Replate it just leave it alone and in a display shelf? Killing value by replate??
Not sure I would use it on a car anyway.
I would polish it up and then clear coat it.
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