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-Badge Installation Instructions

Our selection of replica badges are cast from a casting metal, harder than alloy but still slightly flexible. All metal badges are chromed or gold plated, and painted with two-pack enamels or automotive lacquers. They replicate, as closely as possible, the original factory item in size, shape, color and finish. However, due to slight shrinkage of the metal during the casting process, some badges may not exactly fit the mount points, for both screw mounted and push-in types. Many badges have been modified to take this shrinkage into account, so that they will fit easily without modification

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Our badges have been produced to replicate as closely as possible the original factory item in size, shape, colour, and finish. Most badges have been modified as required to fit as per OEM badges. However, due to slight shrinkage of the metal during the casting process, some badges may not exactly fit the fixing points.
Screw-on type Metal Tank Badges
These badges are easily stolen (just a screwdriver is required!), so this method actually improves security. Affix the badge using double-sided automotive adhesive tape (available from most auto stores) or silicone glue, ensuring the tape/glue is used only in the recess on the back of the badge. One screw can be used as normal, the other should have the thread removed and the head glued (epoxy or silicone glue) to the badge.
Push-in type Metal Tank Badges
It is recommended that the pins be used only as locators, and tape or glue used as above.
Screw-on Plastic Tank Badges
These badges are made from acrylic resin (like Perspex), injection moulded exactly as per the OEM originals. Use a thread lock compound on the fixing screws, and tighten to ‘just firm’. Excessive tightening may cause cracking around the badge holes. Automotive paint polishes can be used on the exterior of plastic badges.
Sidecover Badges
The sidecover badge fixing holes may need to be extended slightly (inwards) with a small round file. Automotive tape or silicone glue may be used to affix badges, with or without spring clips.
Bending to Shape
You may need to bend the metal badges to fit exactly. Be very careful to bend no more than necessary, and use finger strength only.

Badges will fit like OEM badge in most cases. In cases where they do not, these instructions will ensure your badges are installed securely.

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