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Old 04-14-2007, 07:23 AM   #11
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I'd definatly do it on the doors, Trunk badges kinda break the 'smooth' look of the back end. Those badges look factory and the factory position is the perfect place to hide them.
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It'll actually be more of a sleeper.

The Supercharged text on these is much smaller than the factory badges. I'll take a comparison pic shortly (I don't have the SLE here, but I do have two spare badges for it still, OEM style).
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Here'* the badges for comparison. OEM SLE(sc) and SSE(sc) get the black and silver ones.

I like the matching theme between the cars much better now, and a more subtle and hard to read supercharged text:

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Good call with the clearcoat! It looks great.
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Nice work there. Those came out Great!!!

now i need a SESS one for mine or a SESSE or SES lol
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I'm considering a light wet-sanding, and a few more coats before install. I won't have the car back until Tues/Wed.

Then the trunk badge comes off for repair and re-overlay/clearcoat.
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Hey, if you've got the time, you may as well. I still can't believe how that clear really traps in the vinyl to make it look stock.
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Back to the problem with the *. Remember this?
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I removed the badge from the car (still haven't installed the other two yet either) for repairs.

damage:
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jb weld going on:
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Some careful sanding:




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New overlay again:
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IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. Cut these apart, letter by letter and install them one letter at a time on the big part. The lower text can be applied all at once. By doing the large letters one at a time, you get much better alignment and a more factory look.

2. The clearcoat serves two purposes. First, it makes it look factory. Second, it protects the overlay. Makes it nearly as durable and long-lasting as factory badges.

3. LIGHTLY DUST on the first 3 or 4 coats of clear in a warm area that dries quickly. This allows it to 'tack' the vinyl overlay down, so the solvents in subsequent coats of clear don't try to lift the edges of the overlay text. This happened to me on one badge, so I peeled it and started over.

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These may get a couple more medium/heavy coats this afternoon. Almost there.
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i can attest that the Wheel Coating Clear is the way to go. I have used that on my Exhaust Tips and numberous other parts on my Buddies Cobalt....awesome stuff
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Nice work, I was thinking about getting overlays for my badges and I will use this for help, thanks.
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