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Old 03 January 2011, 10:23   #1
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Sticking Metal Letters onto GRP

Anyone know what they use to stick metal letters onto GRP and where I can get some?
The V of my V40 has come unstuck looks like it was stuck on with some clear two sided rubbery tape.
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Old 03 January 2011, 10:33   #2
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It'd probably be easier to remove the rest of them and leave it or bend over and buy some new ones from a dealer, if you go for the second route pm first.
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I love Sikaflex. . . . Sticks everything including fingers

If you want something a little less permanent then use bathroom silicon sealant.

Be sure to degrease everything thoroughly
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Old 03 January 2011, 11:09   #4
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Sounds a bit like those sticky pads used for sticking rearview mirrors to your car windscreen, my experience of those (the good quality ones at least) are that they stick like s**t to a blanket.
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There are various double sided tapes available, one I use often which is thin and quite tough is tape on a roll commonly used for sticking number plates onto vehicles. Mine comes from a motor factors. If you just need a short length for sticking the V back into place, PM me your address and I'l put a bit into an envelope and post it to you.
However, a dod of Evostik will likely do fine.
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sikaflex, shit blanket
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If you go down the glue/sealant route put masking tape on to it doesn't slide down when you turn your back.
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sikaflex, shit blanket
Yeh but one day one may wish to remove the letter.
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Yeh but one day one may wish to remove the letter.
i can't see why but a cheese wire does the job and acetone will clean the remains, double sided tape will do the job but not for long, the foam bit isn't uv stable and it goes hard
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Use CT1 sealant/glue (google it), it's UV resitant unlike silicon and wont drop off.
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