buckeye1289
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Delivery Date: 27 Apr 1983
Leaf Number: 020067

New Nissan Logo - LEAF badge

Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:47 am

I just de-badged my leaf because I think it looks so much cleaner, and I'm stuck with the existing blue nissan badges on the front and back of the vehicle. My original plan was to buy silver badges from ebay that are chrome, but I really would rather incorporate the new nissan logo because it looks a lot better.

For kicks I modeled this in Rhino, and I've started a 3d print on our in-house printer. Unfortunately our FDM printer really doesn't have the quality I need, so I thought I'd post here in case somebody works at a place that has access to a better quality print (or even better direct metal sintering). I'm fine sharing the 3d files in 3dm, STL or whatever format you might need.

Regardless I can upload my progress if any of you are interested. I put in a 0.4mm nozzle and I'm hoping for the best print I can muster. Then I can hand finish with a little sandpaper, polish/buffing. I'd love to chrome this, but don't know anybody that can metallize a plastic print.

https://i.imgur.com/4WTRYYT.png
https://i.imgur.com/6IOqRQC.png
Last edited by buckeye1289 on Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

alozzy
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Re: New Nissan Logo - LEAF badge

Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:36 pm

Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a Nissan emblem on Amazon or eBay?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=nissan+emblem&ref=nb_sb_noss
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

buckeye1289
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:35 am
Delivery Date: 27 Apr 1983
Leaf Number: 020067

Re: New Nissan Logo - LEAF badge

Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:40 pm

Yes, much easier and if things don’t go well. It’s my backup plan. Here is the new logo and basically what I am trying to achieve.

https://images.cdn.circlesix.co/image/ ... 816253.jpg

buckeye1289
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:35 am
Delivery Date: 27 Apr 1983
Leaf Number: 020067

Re: New Nissan Logo - LEAF badge

Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:26 pm

Here is an update on my progress. I was able to get our SLA printer working, so was able to make a nice quality print. Had a few cracks, and needed to make some adjustments, so I have a new version printing tonight.

Image
https://i.imgur.com/Un6YkqI.jpg

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