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Old 13-01-2020, 10:14   #1
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Broken Lancer badge help please

So this happened:





What are peoples thoughts on options to get it repaired/replaced?


My initial thought is to remove the remaining badge from the car; clean up the surfaces of the badge and the car; find some decent sticky strip; re-align the broken parts of the badge on the new sticky; cut around the badge, removing the overhanging sticky; replace on car.

Would that work?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or better ideas...
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Old 13-01-2020, 10:17   #2
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These can still be had new from Ross I’m pretty sure?
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Old 13-01-2020, 10:20   #3
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I would certainly have a go at repairing it first, maybe try the 3m double sided foam tape, you can get it in various thicknesses and it's quite cheap on ebay, I'm sure those badges are about £60 so worth a go.

Maybe stick some masking tape above and below the rest of the badge before you remove the rest so you keep the position and level.

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Old 13-01-2020, 12:15   #4
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I bought one recently from rossport and trust me as a man who used to work in a car bodyshop, cleaning and taping up old badges is a cack job

Iirc from rossport it was about £30

Edit: just checked £56 now actually but I bought it in the Black Friday sale

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Old 13-01-2020, 12:40   #5
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As above I'd replace with a new one ... Pain that they are so expensive now though
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Old 13-01-2020, 15:43   #6
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I bought one recently from rossport and trust me as a man who used to work in a car bodyshop, cleaning and taping up old badges is a cack job

Iirc from rossport it was about £30

Edit: just checked £56 now actually but I bought it in the Black Friday sale
I get exactly where you're coming from.

My car bodywork is far from being mint and is actually quite rough in a lot of places, to be very honest.

I really think a new badge might look entirely out of place and not in keeping with the 20 year old ambience...
So I'm going to give it a go at repair and see how rubbish it actually turns out before splashing quite a lot of money on what is really just a small plastic emblem.

There's so much else to do on the car, that I would spend that on something else first, and leave the badge broken as it is at the moment.


Really appreciate the good news that these badges are still available, and the honest advice of an ex body shop worker as well
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Old 13-01-2020, 20:02   #7
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That will fix back on easy if you put fresh double sided trim sticky on it. My Letter 'L' snapped off the same and I fixed it back. You cant spot it. it's a tiny crack where it joins the 'A' I bought a new one and will wait to fit once I sort out my paintwork correction. It is 20 years old now and the Mitsi paint is cack to start with.
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You like your projects Mark. Heat gun the rest of it off, clean it all up, glue the letters back together. Then get yourself some Halfords number plate sticky pads. Ideally the 1mm ones and stick and cut to shape. Their number plate pads are really good, used them on a couple of cars to date. Got some 1mm ones if you want some free gratis.

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Or maybe get rid of the badge altogether.....?
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You like your projects Mark. Heat gun the rest of it off, clean it all up, glue the letters back together. Then get yourself some Halfords number plate sticky pads. Ideally the 1mm ones and stick and cut to shape. Their number plate pads are really good, used them on a couple of cars to date. Got some 1mm ones if you want some free gratis.

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As you say, I really do love my projects.
Some work.
Some don't.
But even the ones that don't are normally fun and/or rewarding anyway...

I reckon I have some of a roll left of that thin Halfords stuff. May as well try the zero cost option first, and if it works then great - if not, nothing lost. And you can all have a laugh at my expense

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Old 14-01-2020, 15:48   #12
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Or maybe get rid of the badge altogether.....?
Another valid option.

(also no-cost).



Did you know that copper wire was invented by 2 Scots fighting over a penny?

Or that if a Jock drops a ten pence piece, it normally hits them on the back of the head?
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I’d remove entirely as it’s easier to clean/polish
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I bought one recently from rossport and just checked £56 now
I have one just stuck on my garage wall - also have the cardboard template for fitting the "Evolution VIII" badge - should be worth canny money in years to come
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