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    Replacing letters on the car

    I managed to powerwash my U & S from my focus . Glued the U back together so now I need to stick it back to the car. Has anyone done this before and can recommend some good double sided foam pads to use as I dont want to use flimsey sellotape ones that will come off the next time it rains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPilot View Post
    I managed to powerwash my U & S from my focus . Glued the U back together so now I need to stick it back to the car. Has anyone done this before and can recommend some good double sided foam pads to use as I dont want to use flimsey sellotape ones that will come off the next time it rains.
    Id probally use silcone sealant ?

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    I had a similar problem quite a few years back and got one of these: Halfords | Halfords Adhesive Pad, Heavy Duty
    Just be prepared to write off a pair of scissors cutting it though as it was VERY sticky.

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    Epoxy Resin will make it stick nicely if you do both sides of the foam pad with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I had a similar problem quite a few years back and got one of these: Halfords | Halfords Adhesive Pad, Heavy Duty
    Just be prepared to write off a pair of scissors cutting it though as it was VERY sticky.
    Looks like the one to try as I dont want to but anything on the paintwork. Thanks

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    someone little delight from work stole a letter of the badge on my car. I found a replacement on eBay for less than £10 but not applied it yet.

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    Did this with the MR2, and a previous Audi - just used sticky trim tape from Halfords. You cut it to length, and can cut it to shape so it doesn't show behind the letters. Made by 3M I think - still on there 2 years later after rain and shine.

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    Just De-Badge it :P (well just the letters, be foolish to take of the logo's )

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    I'd be tempted to go for an outdoor grade silicone as well.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Just De-Badge it :P (well just the letters, be foolish to take of the logo's )

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    Did this to my Astra..heh. 1.6? nah. Merely a Vauxhall Astra now. Ditto the "Club" badges, and the "Automatic". Tempted to change the Griffin for either the Holden Lion, or the Opel "strike".

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    or just buy a full new badge from local ford dealer they are usually <~£5 or try Discount Ford Parts - Genuine Ford Parts at FordPartsUK

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    Seems to be a bit of confusion in here now. I have not lost the badge, two letters came off which I still have I just want to stick the letters back on. Going to halfords later to try the double sided adhesive first and see how that goes.

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    i did this on a fiesta once - went to ford to buy the whole set
    the lad stuck it on for me; the label already has the sticky side on already. he used some cleaner to clean the area and put back the missing letters
    i know you dont need to whole label bit either way use some cleaner before you apply any letters back to the car
    HTH
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    just modify the O to take of the top part of it F*C ,you get the idea, (NSFW)



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