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    I got a couple of extra GTi badges for the '6 a while ago but never got around to sticking them on the car.

    Anybody have any suggestions as to the best way to attach them?

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    I've just used specific - purpose double-sided tape to fix the badges on my CX safari project. That's what was used at the factory. I was once told by a spotty youth at Bursons that all the body shops used Sikaflex for badges and side mouldings. I'd strangle him if I could find him because I listened and he was so wrong. The job turned out a real mess. Tape is so clean and simple, too. Places like Autobarn & Supercheap stock it.
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    yeah really don't use sikaflex.

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    If you use Sikaflex, when the yoofs steal your new badges, they will take the panel as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P View Post
    I've just used specific - purpose double-sided tape to fix the badges on my CX safari project. That's what was used at the factory. I was once told by a spotty youth at Bursons that all the body shops used Sikaflex for badges and side mouldings. I'd strangle him if I could find him because I listened and he was so wrong. The job turned out a real mess. Tape is so clean and simple, too. Places like Autobarn & Supercheap stock it.
    Thanks John. I thought that some sort of tape would be the go. I asked at my local Supercheap and the bloke told me that liquid nails would be best . Needless to say I wasn't too convinced. I'll have a hunt for this tape!

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    Training isn't that just how to handle stock (lifting) and how to use the register for the advanceded ones.

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    Default Use Tape

    Factory badges for all the OEMs that I am familiar with use specific double sided tape. Make sure that the surface is fully clean, not too cold and then apply adequate pressure to get an initial bond with the tape and it should never come off on its own.
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    Seems to me double sided tape is most often white. Can black tape be found?
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    Yes, black (and grey) tape is available, not sure where you would source it, you could try somewhere like Gaska http://www.wayrichsales.com.au/doublesided_tapes.php or 3M but they probably want to sell industrial quantities.
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    G'day,

    well they must be trained better at the little "all parts" places cos they offered me tape first to repair SWMBO's paseo letters that were lifting, they are some sort of vinyl or other soft plastic.

    I didn't fancy cutting out the tape to match the letters so I opted to have a go at gel type super glue, so far so good, it made it through the little hot spell we have just had and the boot lid got pretty warm !

    Don't know though that the materials/glue match was that good though as it didn't bond in seconds like you would expect but took a few minutes for the initial grab to hold. Looked like bare metal where the letters lifted, but it couldn't be, no rust, maybe some sort of protective coating before final colour is applied ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolla View Post
    Yes, black (and grey) tape is available, not sure where you would source it, you could try somewhere like Gaska http://www.wayrichsales.com.au/doublesided_tapes.php or 3M but they probably want to sell industrial quantities.
    Actually any good body shop supply house should have the stuff. I've also had some luck when I needed some quickly at whatever your equivalent to PepBoys/Kragen/Advance Auto- they will usually have some with all the other paint & bondo supplies. I've never looked there for it, but someplace like Home Depot may have that tape, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn View Post
    Seems to me double sided tape is most often white. Can black tape be found?
    That's a good point given that they'll be going on a black car and the backs of the badges are black, and one I didn't really think of... I'll definitely keep it in mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bolla View Post
    Yes, black (and grey) tape is available, not sure where you would source it, you could try somewhere like Gaska http://www.wayrichsales.com.au/doublesided_tapes.php or 3M but they probably want to sell industrial quantities.
    If I can't find any at Autobarn or the like it might be worth giving Gaska a try.

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    The stuff I bought was black but had a white peel-off strip. Stu, having nominated Autobarn (where I got mine) and Supercheap, I reckon that the best place for anything car body/paint related is your nearest specialist auto paint supplier. The fellow behind the counter will be a panel beater or spray painter and you know whatever you get will work and the advice will be knowledgeable. My local bloke, Bays Auto Paints in Mornington, has been terrific, steering me out of trouble more than once.
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    Stopped in at the local panel beater, B Lacey Panels, and explained that I was looking for some double sided tape for attaching a couple of badges.

    As I thought would be the case, they only had large sheets of the stuff, so I said I would be happy to pay for some if they could cut a little off. The guy I was talking to then went around the back came back with some tape free tape for me, in black too! Result. Now I just have to overcome my overpowering laziness and get around to putting the things on the car...

    Cheers for all the advice,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu GTi6 View Post
    Stopped in at the local panel beater, B Lacey Panels, and explained that I was looking for some double sided tape for attaching a couple of badges.

    As I thought would be the case, they only had large sheets of the stuff, so I said I would be happy to pay for some if they could cut a little off. The guy I was talking to then went around the back came back with some tape free tape for me, in black too! Result. Now I just have to overcome my overpowering laziness and get around to putting the things on the car...

    Cheers for all the advice,
    Stu
    Good score.
    Are these badges 'extra' to normal??
    If the car has not worn 'extra' badges it might be worth doing a test stick and alignment with just a fragment of tape to allow you to veiw the placement thoroughly before committing to the real thing.
    That shit sticks like you wouldn't believe and you dont want to pull it back of for any reason.
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    Yeah, they're extra to normal. Inspired by recent Golf GTis I'm thinking I'll stick one on the fornt somewhere. I'll definitely need to muck around with the positioning though...

    As for the second one I'm not sure. I don't think I really want one on the back, and to do it I'd have to move the 306 badge anyway. We'll see how it goes I suppose.

    Cheers,
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    you could do the slight custom look and have no badges. That way, people will wonder what type of car you drive...
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