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Offline 1976kz

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tank badge adhesive
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:43:29 pm »
I've re painted my C10 gas tank, clear coated and buffed, ready to replace the tank emblems.
Can anyone recommend a good adhesive for the emblems? What I see at the local auto parts stores are acrylic based and that is not what was used originally. I do not want to do the emblems twice,
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Re: tank badge adhesive
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 10:42:15 pm »
I have used a thin two sided tape made for applications like that. Back in the old days when I did a lot of things like that, it was the ole stand by. 3M used to make a very good product. I'm sure they still do. Just apply it to the emblem (probably trim edges on emblems) and stick it on the clean surface.

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Re: tank badge adhesive
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 02:39:30 pm »
Go to your local auto parts store. They have what you will need.

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Re: tank badge adhesive
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 02:07:39 pm »
3m dual sided 'grey' adhesive is the best stuff ever. I use it in everything from computers, to motorcycles. The issue is the detailed cutting. It really depends on how anal you are. You can get new OEM emblems off of ebay, but probably run you about 70 bucks for the pair;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-NOS-Fuel-Tank-Emblem-OEM-RH-56014-1135/311811940882?hash=item489970a212:g:xFUAAOSw4A5YsK2F:sc:ShippingMethodExpress!46062!US!-1&vxp=mtr
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Re: tank badge adhesive
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 11:56:01 pm »
3M Super Black Weatherstrip Adhesive. A thin line down the middle will do ya. Just mask below the area in case of 'stringers', the stuff likes to make gooey strings. Worked a treat on an emblem that came off a bag on my Voyager.

Extremely strong stuff, I used it to repair the little rubber mounts that hold the rear speakers onto the trunk rack of that bike too. One ride, I hit a rail crossing a little too spirited and the trunk popped wide open behind me (cause I didn't key the latches  :-[) Stopped to check, and all six speaker mounts were still good.
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Re: tank badge adhesive
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 01:50:28 am »
Double sided tape or goop. Takes only a tiny amount of Goop - any that squeezes out can be pulled off by hand.