Car/Grill Badges – Cloisonné
This type of emblem, sometimes called cloisonné, has a metal base of copper, which is usually plated with chrome, nickel, or gold and is inlaid with enamel colors. By enamel, we mean the hard fired porcelain or glass (it is really a true glass and not porcelain). This kind of emblem was used on almost all cars until the 1940's. They continued to be used on some American cars, although very rarely. Foreign sports cars continue to use them routinely. They can be found on the radiator grille, headlight bars, hubcaps, trunk racks, spares, side mounts, and in the interior as well. They also appear in key fobs and many types of jewelry.
Material – brass, copper, zinc alloy, iron, stainless steel, aluminum, pewter, etc.
Shape – round, rectangular, square, triangle, oval…, any custom shapes are avaliable.
Size – 1'',1.25'',1.5'',1.75'',2'', 2.5'',3'', …, any custom sizes can be done.
Thickness – normally 1.8mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, etc (customised).
Plating – gold,silver,bronze, nickel, chrome.
Colors – Use Pantone Color Chart.
Bending – Flat surface, or cambered surface, based on customer demands.
Lead Time – 4 to 6 weeks.