Re: Painting a headbadge...
Thanks for posting the photo... wow, does that look nice! The paint job on your Ford is wonderful... it reminds me of some of the opalescent stained glass I used to work with.
I think I'm going to do the lettering on my Hiawatha fender ornament first and get a feel for doing this. I'm going to paint a washer the same color as the frame of the bike and then take it in to a local store to find some fingernail polish close to it in color. It will even have its own little brush. May as well minimize what I have to remove by being careful applying the paint. That's what fingernail polish is, lacquer paint. I've bought black before to use as touch up paint on my Panther. Works fine.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...