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Old 09-07-2009, 08:46 PM
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How to restore "ELECTRONIC 4WD" emblems?

Today while cleaning and touching up the paint on my Aero, I kept looking up at my dismally dirty ELECTRONIC 4 wheel drive emblems. It got to the point that I picked at the plastic clear plate cover a little bit and it peeled away easily. (there was a ton of dirt in there) I wiped it off so now it is clean, but the ELECTRONIC section is worn off in spots. So I have a couple questions/issues.

First, can I just use some paint to re-fill in the ELECTRONIC letters that are worn off?

And two, and suggestions on how to re-attach the clear plastic cover? I slapped it back on and it seems to be holding, but that might be a different story at 65 mph.

Thanks for your ideas and help!
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:34 AM
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Can you find paint that matches that color? I would try an epoxy paint so it sticks hard, and so whatever glue (CA? clear epoxy?) you use on top of that will have a good foundation to grip onto.
 
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Those emblems were originally vacuum metallized, not painted. There is no paint that will look the same. You could try doing in is some chrome paint. To bond the cap on, I would recommend a clear non yellowing epoxy.
 
 
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