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Emblem repair


This is more of question for the entire board but I couldn't figure out where to post it. Has anyone ever had luck repairing the posts on an old pot metal emblem? I finally found a trunk emblem for my 59 parisienne but unfortunately most of the posts broke off when it was removed. I bought it anyway, as I don't think I'm going to find another one anytime soon, but I'm not diggin using double sided tape. Is there anyway or anyone who can restore these? 



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Is it thick enough to drill and tap? Its pot metal, Ive done the pot metal in vent window cranks, the backing plate often falls off after the pot metal rivets holding them on fails.

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Pot metal... I would think a repair of a post would be iffy at best. It might almost be better to look into trying to make a mold from the nameplate & recast one. I believe that is how a company called Accufab started out. They were the ones making Beaumont emblems, the ones that Dale's Musclecar Parts in Bracebridge carries.

Or you could finished breaking the posts off flush and using double-sided tape to hold the emblem in place. It wouldn't hold in a car wash (you don't use those anyway right?) but will likely do for most cruising purposes. You could make it permanent with super glue, but the emblem will be in place until somebody breaks it off.

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Pot metal can be done- if its thick enough to give some depth to be able to drill and tap enough. Post a pic of what you have to drill into. You dont need a lot of holding power. .

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Cambridge custom chrome re chromed my 61 Parisienne fender script and installed threaded studs. Worked very well.

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It's pretty thin but I might be able to get a thread or two with a bottoming tap. The issue is the script lettering tapers towards the outer edge and a couple of pins are close to the edge already. I'm worried the outer cutting lip or web of the drill might come through. If I could find another one, even a damaged one, I'd be more willing to take a chance. 20230721_100613.jpg20230721_100602.jpg20230721_100556.jpg20230721_100536.jpg



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With those what look like pockets there where the pins are missing, maybe JB Weld or epoxy some headless bolts there? 1/8 or so.

Or get some 3D printed?

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I was thinking a nail might work as the large flat head gives more area to epoxy. The area where the pins were is pretty corroded though. Dont know how strong it will be? I want to get it rechromed first anyway so that could fix that. It's only $75 at the local plater



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Ive seen someone take panel bond, dab a little bit on, and set a bolt into it that had the head ground down to the thickness of a washer. After it all set up, cleaned up the excess adhesive and installed it. Never know the difference

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I would go the tape route.

This 3M tape is super strong and not very thick.

Get a xacto knife and spend some time removing out the tape cavities on the emblem.

When and if you find a good emblem replace it.

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This is probably the route I'll have to go. I think I'll keep the remaining pins to help align it and get it re-chromed first. I'm just worried about getting the tape off after, if I do happen to find another one. 



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JoeyJoeJoe wrote:

This is probably the route I'll have to go. I think I'll keep the remaining pins to help align it and get it re-chromed first. I'm just worried about getting the tape off after, if I do happen to find another one. 


Let not your heart be troubled - this will remove just fine. I recently pulled off my 427 emblems, which were secured by this tape for 15 years, clean trouble free removal!



-- Edited by gtodrive on Saturday 22nd of July 2023 10:11:16 AM

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I wouldnt worry about adhesive either if thats what you are worried about. they used to use these all the time at the auto body shop on new cars that needed adhesive removed..

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