Rover 25 Tailgate Badges

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Rover 25 Tailgate Badges

#1 Post by The Origina lNom » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:49 am

I recently had a friend's wife complaining about the tailgate badges and in her view it looked too drab with the chromed R O V E R letters instead of the traditional badge.
I sort of agreed so have bought her a larger boot badge from an older model Rover. It was whilst ordering that I decided to re-use some the original R O V E R letters as Ford owners used to rename Escorts
E V O was the first thing that came to mind.
I'll post a pic as soon as it is done but in the meantime, I need to find some double sided tape or adhesive to make sure the letters stay on.
Any ideas ?
As soon as I mentioned it to her she also wanted a VI badge 🤣
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Re: Rover 25 Tailgate Badges

#2 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:08 pm

The Origina lNom wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:49 am
I recently had a friend's wife complaining about the tailgate badges and in her view it looked too darn with the chromed R O V E R letters instead of the traditional badge.
I sort of agreed so have bought her a larger boot badge from an older model Rover. It was whilst ordering that I decided to re-use some the original R O V E R letters as Ford owners used to rename Escorts
E V O was the first thing that came to mind.
I'll post a pic as soon as it is done but in the meantime, I need to find some double sided tape or adhesive to make sure the letters stay on.
Any ideas ?
As soon as I mentioned it to her she also wanted a VI badge 🤣
GT Pro double-sided foam tape - use the Ebay search term "GT Pro double-sided tape" and you'll see loads of different widths for sale. It's the stuff with the dark-green backing, made in China. It's about 1mm thick, black, and very sticky. Cut with a sharp scalpel blade and you may need to peel some backing off and waste a bit of tape, just so you can put some backing on the other adhesive side whilst cutting. It is extremely sticky and you may otherwise get into a mess. You can buy widths as small as 2mm but choose a width that will maximise the amount of adhesive area - 4mm (or 6mm and trim to fit) say on badge lettering - and cover the lot.

As with all of these sorts of tapes, the car and badge have to be clean, smooth, dust free, grease free and dry for the bond to work. All these tapes use pressure-sensitive adhesive, so you need to apply appropriate pressure all round and hold for a while. If you do that, the GT Pro tape won't let go - ever.

You could also consider genuine 3M "VHB bond" double sided sheets, but they're expensive. Don't buy the imitation 3M stuff from China.
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Re: Rover 25 Tailgate Badges

#3 Post by The Origina lNom » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:55 pm

Thank you. Thats excellent.

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