Traffic wand

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Here is a pic of me with a repro traffic wand I got from a DIY source. The gentleman took a Post-war wand and applied "reflective" paint. There are subtle differences between this and the real deal that can be spotted upon close inspection...but from a couple feet away, it looks pretty close. From wartime photos, I've noticed the "white" outer ring varies in width a bit. Correct me if I'm wrong here...

I've since removed the leather wrist strap.

(sorry to "necropost" :P )
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[quote="byf44"]Here is a pic of me with a repro traffic wand I got from a DIY source. The gentleman took a Post-war wand and applied "reflective" paint. There are subtle differences between this and the real deal that can be spotted upon close inspection...but from a couple feet away, it looks pretty close. From wartime photos, I've noticed the "white" outer ring varies in width a bit. Correct me if I'm wrong here...

I've since removed the leather wrist strap.

(sorry to "necropost" :P )[/quote]

An excellent example of how to make a Traffic Wand 8)
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Hennig wrote:
An excellent example of how to make a Traffic Wand 8)
I'm pretty happy with it. Completely worth it to hold out and find someone who could "do it right" -- or at least get pretty close!

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Here are my Home Made examples , sorry for the poor photo
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is that a stripped post war one, if so how did u strip it, I need to get mine back to metal so i can spray it.
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[quote="johankreig"]is that a stripped post war one, if so how did u strip it, I need to get mine back to metal so i can spray it.[/quote]

What i done to my post war ones was to sand off the edges the red part , then go over the entire piece with the sander , go easy on this , then mask off the wooden area , get some white spray paint ( i had some hammerite so used it ) i was lucky as i used to work for a graphics company and i had some red circles made out of vinyl which i applied after the white disc had dried .
Hope this is of some help to you , good luck and enjoy :wink:


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Afternoon all,

would anybody by chance have the measurements for the traffic wand, want to see about making one as have had no luck in finding one.

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glad to know this thread!interesting!! 8)

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