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I need to a nose badge

PostPost by: pabbage » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:02 pm

Hello everyone - I need a new nose badge for the Sprint.

But the prices between suppliers varies so much - almost 30 pounds. Is there a difference in quality or a UK supplier I should be considering?

Thanks all , Paul
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PostPost by: Alasdair » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:49 pm

Paul,

Easy for me to say, buy a good one and don’t tighten it down to much as whatever product used on the badge can crack/splinter.

I tried a cheap one years ago, total rubbish.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:52 pm

Can you add thin foam/rubber to stop debris buildup, also to aide tightening?
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm

+1 re quality, pay for it, then put a blob of silicon behind the badge and use nylocs with rubber washers, the silicon holds it the nylocs stops it from being nicked!!!
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PostPost by: Alasdair » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:37 pm

And, I do not use nuts to locate, I use rubber hose that fits the threads snugly cut to stud lengths. Can’t overnight and crack the porcelain. And, adds liteness.
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1967 Citroen DS21.
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