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Username Post: Gold wrapped emblem        (Topic#358257)
gchemist 
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09-29-19 05:57 AM - Post#2776682    

A friend of mine does wrapping. Since the bow tie on BADBOW was looking bad, I had him wrap it for me. It looks great! Now the problem is how to put it back on. Double sided tape will not work. The aftermarket piece does not have studs. A plastic hot weld was recommended.

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Wrapped emblem.


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Grill emblem


'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Liberty Valance 
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09-29-19 08:18 AM - Post#2776695    
    In response to gchemist

Do you have it installed already? My experience with hot gluing parts, both surfaces should be warmed (hair drier or light heat gun) so the glue will stick much better cause surfaces are cooler than the hot glue. May be same for plastic weld too, but I'm not too familiar with the plastic weld.

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gchemist 
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09-29-19 09:37 AM - Post#2776702    
    In response to Liberty Valance

Not yet. The emblem held on from vinyl wrap. It's thick enough to keep the bow tie ends from touching the grill. I suspect my friend was saying hot glue parts in instead of weld. Once I remove grill, I'll find a way to put it on.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
2plus2 
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09-29-19 10:46 AM - Post#2776706    
    In response to gchemist

I would use this

https://www.amazon.com/3M-03615-Scotch-Mount -Moldi...

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100 CHEVY 
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09-29-19 02:50 PM - Post#2776723    
    In response to gchemist

Go to an auto glass place and have them put a spot of urethane on it.
You'll never get it off again!
Mike.

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gchemist 
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09-30-19 05:35 AM - Post#2776752    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

It needs to be removable in case the vinyl ever tears or peels off.

A 3M double sided tape roll is on order. The roll is wide at 7/8". I can use some to tape Velcro for a front SUV bra. When I glued it on last time, I used rope to hold/bend it in place. I'll probably have to do it again.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
BoniOni 
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10-01-19 02:46 AM - Post#2776815    
    In response to gchemist

nice bowtie!!

I would not trust a double sided tape, it could fall off with the heat or will not be easily removable otherwise. If the emblem has enough thickess I would make drill holes (1/8" in depth or so) and install studs, which I would glue into these holes and have nuts on the grille side or otherwise, if the emblem's backside is shallow then something like an u-shaped piece of metal with an opening width like the width of the holes in the grille where I'd firmly glue the middle part to the emblem and make/have treads on the ends that go through the grille and mount also with nuts.



 
gchemist 
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10-06-19 12:27 PM - Post#2777188    
    In response to BoniOni

Attached is an emblem backside pic. The wrap is thick enough not allowing the emblem to slide on the grill square molding.

BoniOni
You have some great ideas. I like the metal bent U. Some aluminum stock and file might do it.

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Emblem backside.


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Tailgate weekend at a friend's house.


'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
BoniOni 
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10-07-19 09:00 AM - Post#2777263    
    In response to gchemist

Hi gchemist,

cool truck that you have. I am glad I could inspire you a bit, we should keep in mind that GM did every part solid (and exchangeable) so I see it as our "duty" to do it so as well for each add-on. aluminium or some "softer" metal is a great approach, maybe you can go without threads and mount it with those retainer nuts usually used by Gm for emblems. for putting together the u-piece and the emblem I would either use the mentioned uretane or some good glue, however I would be careful with a hot glue/weld since your emblem wrap could warp from the heat.



 
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