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Old 03-25-2006, 07:48 PM   #1
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Has anybody ever cleared their front arrowhead here?....I'm losing the red in mine(its clearing itself,heh) so I am thinking about just going ahead and clearing it..should be fairly easy i think besides putting it back on..it appears to be melted into the grille by 2 tabs..dunno how easily it'll go back on after taking it off since i'll probably have to cut it off...any suggestions for re-installing it afterwards?
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I actually just did it today - somewhat on accident. As far as removing goes, I don't know what would be best. I tried an overlay decal to impove the appearance of my faded arrow and didn't like it, and when I removed it, it took the arrow with. Maybe if you use some really strong tape you can get the same effect. I used a razor blade to actually clear it. It was tedious but it worked. For reinstallation I used some 3M double sided emblem tape which should work fine I would think. Here'* the link to mine:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=51181

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Here'* a pic of my missing arrow. To get yours off try pushing something through that hole in the center. If I remember, that hole goes all the way through to the back side of the grille. The junk that'* still on there is a soft adhesive material with some paint stuck to it.
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Mine just fell off a while back. The glue I used to put it back ate the red over most of it, so I guess I cleared mine. Albeit unintentionally....
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Mine just fell off a while back. The glue I used to put it back ate the red over most of it, so I guess I cleared mine. Albeit unintentionally....
I had some liquid emblem adhesive but I was afraid of the reaction with the new paint, hence the tape instead. I hope it stays!
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Mine also fell off a couple years ago and I glued it back on. It did lose some of the color also.

I think that evenly and gently prying or maybe using the poke-through method mentioned above would do it to remove the emblem. Clearing should be just as dillcc suggests.
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Are they glued or do they have two plastic weld spots on the back?
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Are they glued or do they have two plastic weld spots on the back?
They are glued, but it seems to give out from age after a while. Mine came off while drying it after washing one time.
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Are they glued or do they have two plastic weld spots on the back?
I think those "weld spots" are what hold on the chrome trim to the arrow and the arrow is glued like previously mentioned.
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Are they glued or do they have two plastic weld spots on the back?
I think those "weld spots" are what hold on the chrome trim to the arrow and the arrow is glued like previously mentioned.
Yes. I shoulda been more specific.
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does anyone know if one can get a new arrowhead with color in it and replace it?

mine has faded bad
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