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Chrome 130/5 badge - glueing the 2 parts together.

PostPost by: dick+2130/5 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:47 am

Hi,
The 2 parts of my 130/5 badge were very corroded and i have had them re-chomed. (by Silvabronz in Alton Hampshire who have done a good job on all my bits)
The question now is what to stick the 2 together with.
I had trial run using the contact adhesive i used for the trim (Alpha AF 178 TF ) - it sort of sticks, but when dry and rubbery can be peeled off with a thumbnail under the edge.

Has anybody done the same job with something better please ?

Thanks and Best Wishes,

Dick
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:44 am

Dick
If you don't want it coming apart again......JB weld

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PostPost by: jono » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:14 pm

I just fixed mine with a couple of blobs of RTV - that was 5 years ago and it has never come off.

Keep in mind that you may need to remove it at some future date.

I seem to recall traces of what looked like Evostick contact adhesive on the original badge.
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PostPost by: webrest7 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:04 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Dick
If you don't want it coming apart again......JB weld
John :wink:

I used contact adhesive on mine with absolutely no problem but I second JB for bullet proof fix
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:09 pm

I used double sided tape, the slightly thicker cushioned version, to be on the safe side as I didn't want my good condition original badges to be lost (or stolen)
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:49 pm

+1 on double-sided tape
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