Over the past couple of years Vintage MG Parts have been working on changing the colour of the brown / cream badge back to its 1930s factory standard colours.
For some unexplained reason, the brown & cream reproduction radiator badges have for years been made for the MMM trade with a varying dark brown, sometimes being so dark, its opaque. We sadly still have some of these examples on our own cars (see images below) and the colour we note is still marketed as a "rich brown". The original badge was more of a golden brown and clearly showing the base mottling. VMGP have therefore set out to rectify the problem working with our enamelers on colour adjustment and experimentation with different base material backings (see image above). We have been at the forefront in lightening this single manufacturing source badge, despite website claims which may have suggested otherwise.
During our badge lightening exercise, we were using an early original MG radiator badge to colour match. Sadly, the colour we can now offer, is still not quite to the original colour match but is as close as the trade will manage to achieve. The amber pigment is one of the most difficult colours to now replicate due to stringent import regulations relating to the banning of essential colour additives to include cadnium and uranium.
As aforementioned, the badges shown below are on our own cars and are an incorrect darker badge.
This badge is also correct for the TA, TB & TC as well as Y Type and SVW models.
Although more recognisable as being the radiator badge, it is also used on the P, L, N, KN and K Type (non-supercharged) front aprons as well as on the spare wheel carrier for the F2, J2, J3, J4 and L2 models.
Please note that our badges are exclusive to VMGP in that the badge does not sit on it's points against, for instance, the radiator shield, i.e. all other badges have an 'umbrella' profile and this is not correct leaving gaps between points. In addition, all other badges have stamping out/punch tracer lines to their outer edges whereas ours are unblemished chrome finished profiles on coppered brass. VMGP badges are engraved with 'VMGP' on the rear face.
Price £27.50 each Radiator and P/L/N/K Front Apron Badge
Price £29.00 each Spare Wheel Carrier Badge