Finished Badge in Cerakote
To prepare the badge to receive the new 3D printed face, I needed to remove the uneven surface so that a new face could be attached. The material was carefully ground away using a bench grinder and a number of different hand files.
Making the New Badge
I affixed the new badge using an Alradite 2-part slow setting epoxy adhesive. It was secured in place uses liberal amounts of insulation tape to ensure a tight fit and no gaps.
Jools, The Cerakote guy recommended using a filler with Aluminium content so I purchased a can of this. It applied well and was very easy to sand afterwards.
Cerakote is the stuff that is used to protect firearms from scratching and tarnishing. It adds a very thin ceramic coating to the surface that is temperature resistance. My part was sprayed in C-Series air cure and is resistant to UV light and up to 800 Fahrenheit.