View Full Version : Glueing Badges on

10-04-2008, 02:28 AM
What's the best stuff to use to glue badges on to the car? A double sided tape or an actual glue?

I've got some v6 badges I wanna mount on the fenders of my car.

10-04-2008, 02:39 AM
I think it would look best with double sided tape , because I have seen some stuck on with glue , and you could see the glue oozed out .... but maybe if your carefull with glue it would do ok . I have just always used the grey 3M tape , and like it best .

10-04-2008, 02:46 AM
permatex auto trim adhesive use some sort of crayon or something to make a level line. Spread a thin coat of it on the badge and press it on the car for a couple minutes. Be sure to use alcahol to clean all the dirt and wax from the paint.


10-04-2008, 02:47 AM
What would happen to the paint if you wanted to remove the badge then?

10-04-2008, 03:29 AM
Good point ..... Another reason I like the tape

10-04-2008, 04:07 AM
I wonder if I could use the stuff that mickstan_vr mentioned for the body trim.

10-04-2008, 04:43 AM
Yeah, the Norton and the 3M tape is good stuff. The 1/4inch wide 3M tape is great for emblems because the tape itself isn't too thick, so it looks factory if you take your time applying the tape to the emblem. A SHARP razor blade is VERY helpful.

10-04-2008, 11:02 AM
What would happen to the paint if you wanted to remove the badge then?

The same thing that would happen if you tried to take your badges off right now. They would probably break, but you might be able to chip away at the adhesive until it came off.

My neighbor used the double sided tape. Didn't really care for the looks of it-you could actually see the tape. Unless he did it wrong?

10-04-2008, 12:23 PM
I just did it to my STE trunk badge and all you do like 86 said is use a sharp razor blade. Put the tape on and trim excess off with the blade angled like at a 45 in (looking from the back) which will make a little ramp on the edge cutting the tape back from the sides. This will make the tape less visible from the front.