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GRNSHRK
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Refinishing the Roundels

Post by GRNSHRK » Wed May 30, 2018 9:11 pm

Gents, picked up this cool set of Cloisonné Roundels from orval2, we basically traded these for those funky 80's sunglasses that he just had to have, to complete his 80's outfit #-o

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These are aftermarket, but to my surprise they are actually overlaid onto the existing Roundels with a metallic layer that's perhaps 1 mm thick :-k

What I am thinking about trying is to remove the existing clear coated standard Roundel emblem and fit these in, somehow, and clear coat them [-o<

I know, sounds like a stretch, but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained \:D/

So, thoughts on this process :-"

Oh, if this is even possible, I will need a trunk Roundel, preferably not in great shape :-&

I have a couple of spare fronts that have chipped clear coat, so I'm good to go there :-({|=

TIA :lol:
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Re: Refinishing the Roundels

Post by Da_Hose » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:22 pm

I think removing the old ones intact will be your biggest challenge. Is the glue letting go already? Once they are off, you can use some good panel bonding adhesive and I think they would stay put. Although panel bonding adhesive is pretty expensive.

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Re: Refinishing the Roundels

Post by Ralph in Socal » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:51 pm

Let me see what I can find Bobbo. I have lots of roundels but the e24 rear has an extreme curve.

Use dental floss to get under the roundel to remove it. You probably already know though.

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Re: Refinishing the Roundels

Post by GRNSHRK » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:02 pm

Hey Ralph, yes, that would be great =D>

I know the rear Roundels are not common due to the curvature :-?

I actually do have a spare, but it's glued to my valve cover #-o

And I know how to get them off the car without damaging the paint, what I am trying to find out is how to get the Roundel itself separated from the base, so that I can glue in the Cloisonné versions :-k

Since I don't need a pristine one, I'm sure whatever you find may be better than I need :shock:

Thanks again Ralph :lol:
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