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Emblem attachment?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by EasyBake, May 22, 2013.

  1. EasyBake
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 141

    from Bedford IN

    So should I drill the newly painted mounting holes out to fit the emblems back in or should I cut the posts of the emblem and use some 3m double sided tape? Decisions decisions!
  2. Drill the holes, mount them right if its something permanent for the car.
  3. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    The tape will look bad, draw and hold moisture and dirt, and peel off on one of those runs down the road... I agree with prewarcars4me on this one.
  4. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 2,077

    Jonnie King
    from St. Louis

  5. Should have all holes clean prior to paint. Are they just painted over or are they welded? Now when you drill them out you'll have a perfect spot to start corrosion.
  6. Just remember to put a little touch up paint inside the holes after you drill them out to keep them from rusting...but you already knew that.
  7. DJCruiser
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 316

    from CT

    drill, baby, drill.
  8. 69f100
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 734

    from So-Cal

    just had one fall off a car i bought when i went through a pothole, just droll them and put tape on the back and the bolts. double assurance
  9. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    I take a dab of paint on each of the mounting pins, then place it against the fender where you want it to go. Each pin will leave a small dot marking where it needs to be drilled. Just go easy with the drill, don't reef on it and drive the chuck into your paint once the bit cuts through.

  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 32,646


    Be careful with the drilling though as any filings that hit on paint will burn into the paint. It's especially a problem when drilling over fenders that stick out. I'd mask the area below the spot where the emblem goes off to keep any drill filings off the paint.

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