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Old 02-03-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Emblem install question

I found a couple threads on how to install some V flag emblems. The people that have installed them said they cut the posts off and filled the back with liquid metal. I cut my posts off and couldn't find any liquid metal or any of the specific products people on here have used. So I picked up some JB Weld as it sounded like it would work when reading the package. I've never done something like this and I'm wondering if anyone knows if the JB Weld will work to fill the back in. Then I'll use the double sided molding tape and put it on the car.

So, do you think JB Weld will work? I'm trying to make the back of the emblem flat so more surface area on the emblem will have the tape and provide a better adhesion to the car. As it is right now, the emblem is indented about an eighth of an inch or so.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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I thought I read on here that someone used JB weld.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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I cut the posts off, ground them flush and didn't use any back fill. Just used 3M tapes along all the edges.

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:31 AM   #4
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I see what you are doing. I used 3-M double sided tape but I put 2 layers of it when I put my V flag emblems on and it worked great.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:26 PM   #5
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This is the liquid metal filler some have use - http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-25909.../dp/B000ALDYJI

My installer used body filler to create a level surface then applied 3M tape - it has held perfectly since June and through winter driving so far.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys...I guess I'll take the JB Weld back and try another approach.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:25 PM   #7
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JB Weld will work fine. I've used it many times for similiar projects....
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Great! Thanks Mark!! That'll save me some time going to return it...lol.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #9
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3M VHB tape??...what tape from 3M did you guys use?..is there a certain type to use? thanks
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3M VHB tape??...what tape from 3M did you guys use?..is there a certain type to use? thanks
Go on eBay and search 3m emblem tape. I bought 2 rolls for like $6 from China.

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3M VHB tape??...what tape from 3M did you guys use?..is there a certain type to use? thanks
mine isn't actually 3m..it's something else, but i bought it at pep boys and it said it was for side molding and emblems. i can only figure it's the same stuff. i looked for 3m, but they didn't have any.
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3M MOLDING TAPE....you can get it at a lot of auto parts stores.....I got mine at the local O'Reilly's and they have it at the Auto Zone as well. the actual P/N is 3609

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