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Old 02-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #15
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Older cars had trim that was held on the same way and this problem came up all the time. One popular solution is to use a special double sided tape made for trim installation.

Stick the tape on the back of the letter, carefully cut around the outside, then peel the plastic off the back of the tape, and stick the letter in position.

You should be able to get a bit of the tape from a friendly body shop. If you buy it you will have to buy a whole roll, enough for 100 trailers.

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Old 02-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #16
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JB weld worked like a champ. Letters are installed on the Safari and the posts seem totally secure under the tension of the speed nuts.

To get the finish, I polished the face of the letters first, then masked off the raised edges using painters tape and a razor blade. A light coat of aluminum primer (rustoleum from HD) and two coats of Sail Blue (rustoleum from HD) finished the job. Once the masking tape was peeled off, a careful polish of the face removed any paint that leaked onto the edges.

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