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Old 02-15-2011, 05:51 AM   #15
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I am often humbled by the vast amounts of help I find on this forum. Thank you everyone.

Lewster, Where can I find this tape?
Last roll I bought was very expensive at about $75, but it is a very large roll. Probably way more than you will ever need.

PM me your address and I'll send you a couple of feet.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:18 AM   #16
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I vote for the VHB tape, too. At Lewster's recommendation I ordered some for my Solar Panel installation and was amazed at how strong it is.

However, I wouldn't bother repairing the broken posts. I would simply use the tape to attach it to the skin. I'm going to use the VHB tape to attach my new emblems to my '58. Not going to bother with riveting them on.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:06 AM   #17
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I use the VHB tape to stick emblems back on trailers. One word of caution: Make sure the emblem is where you want it before pressing it into place. Once it's on, it'll never come off in one piece.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:29 AM   #18
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Before you give up on the welding idea, you may want to consider something like this technoweld There are a couple of brand variations of this but it may work for what you're trying to do.

Another thought is to use good old rivets! May not be 100% authentic, but certainly in keeping with the theme.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #19
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Considering how many cars today are "glued" together, I would trust a modern glue more than I would trust trying to weld the studs on. You still have 2 good studs for alignment so you are good to go.

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Old 02-15-2011, 09:30 AM   #20
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Trimmed, double sided tape, is cheap, available in small quantities, easy to use, and lasts a long time.

Glue should not be used, because if you ever wanted to remove the name plate again, it would more than likely break up into several pieces.

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Old 02-15-2011, 10:04 AM   #21
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I have used 3M automotive emblem mounting tape to put the old emblems back on my old pickup after it was painted. Tremendous stuff! Available at local auto parts house or automotive paint supplier.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:36 AM   #22
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Before you give up on the welding idea, you may want to consider something like this technoweld There are a couple of brand variations of this but it may work for what you're trying to do.

Another thought is to use good old rivets! May not be 100% authentic, but certainly in keeping with the theme.
I have used a competitors product with good success on Al and also to bond pot metal to galvanized pipe.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:42 AM   #23
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Or, I would imagine that some trailer wreckers might have a complete, undamaged "Sovereign" emblem. Someone like Colaws, for example.

Heck, for that matter, you could put up a "wanted" ad on the Classifieds here.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #24
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Before you give up on the welding idea, you may want to consider something like this technoweld There are a couple of brand variations of this but it may work for what you're trying to do.

Another thought is to use good old rivets! May not be 100% authentic, but certainly in keeping with the theme.
Hi wworx;
Emblem cannot be welded, it is made of white metal not aluminum. "Boatdoc"
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Emblem cannot be welded, it is made of white metal not aluminum. "Boatdoc"
I think they claim it will work using this stuff (it's not traditional welding). Sounds like Royce has tried it with some success too. Can't speak from experience on this one but the stuff always looked interesting. I may pick some up just to experiment. This is a domestic source of the same type of product (no affiliation to either):
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