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Adhesive For Emblems?

Hey im planning on takeing the emblems off of my 99 4x4 ranger xlt. I am going to take the side ones off and put on emblems from a ranger that was made in the late 80s I think. I found the emblems on a ranger in the junkyard. I am going to prime and paint them black. My only problem is I dont know where or what kind of adhesive to get.


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3M makes some double sided tape that is REALLY good.....you can find it in the automotive section at Wal-Mart or go to AutoZone, they will have it with the paints...
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ditto. It has a foam core with glue on each side.
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will it stick out to far and look goofy? will u be able to see that its double sided tape?
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+1 for 3M but they make more than one kind. If you can find it, go for the better stuff called Scotch-Mount Super Strength Molding Tape, P/N #03614. A really great product but about double the price - $6 a roll.

Of course, you must degrease and remove the wax for any molding tape to work well.

It is gray and only about 1/32" thick. Applying it slightly back from the edge is what OE manufacturers do to keep it from being noticeable.
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will it stick out to far and look goofy? will u be able to see that its double sided tape?

its basically the same stuff that the ford uses. because it works.
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can i use bug nad tar remover to get the old adhesive off and to degrease and get all the wax off?
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can i use bug nad tar remover to get the old adhesive off and to degrease and get all the wax off?
That's a start but then you'd need to use a painting prep cleaner or alcohol to get rid of the bug and tar remover...
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Bugs have nads!?..with tar!?....jk i know it was a typo but like Bob said youll need to swab the area with rubbing alcohol to make sure its clean. Use Goo Gone or bug and tar remover or anything else that gets the sticky adhesive stuff off and then wipe the area clean with rubbing alcohol with some type of low lint cloth. I dont think its even that critical of a cleaning job to be honest because if you use the right tape that people recommended above its a very strong water proof adhesive that wont go anywhere.
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ok problem!!!

I went and got everything yall told me to get. No problem there.

I then sanded the emblems

primed them

painted them

but about three coats of paint on

they dried....

I pick up the freshly painted emblem and rub my nail on it to see if it can hold up to some scratches... and all the paint peels off!!!!!!!!!!!!!


what now!!?!?!?!

did I use the wrong paint? grrr

Does anyone have a link to those 06 ford emblems? lol Becuase I dont think Ill be able to do this...
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www.stuffforyourranger.com

Run by Wayne, got mine pretty quick, + he's the man.
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I pick up the freshly painted emblem and rub my nail on it to see if it can hold up to some scratches... and all the paint peels off!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds like inadequate preparation, the wrong paint or paint that wasn't fully cured.

Assuming that they are plastic emblems, use a paint formulated specifically for plastic. Sand any gloss thoroughly, clean with paint prep, then shoot with adhesion promoter shortly before the first coat of color. Apply light coats and allow the correct interval between coats as directed in the instructions. Heavy coats or inadequate time between coats will prevent the paint from curing properly. Allow to dry overnight (at least) before handling.

If the emblems are chrome plated metal, it is not likely that you will have good adhesion after painting over them.
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ohhh ok well it looks like im buying the 06 emblems instead lol now i wish i could just take everything back grrr.. alrighty thank you everyone
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