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Old 12-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Stingray Script Emblem

The Singray Script on the sides of the Corvette is an icon. I mean what person wouldn't associate one with a Corvette. A must have for my 1970 at any rate.

I not sure about this but it appears the early versions were held on by pins and speed nuts. The later versions held on by pins and black foam center double stick tape. The two I took off my car had the tape.

Both of the scripts on mine were in good shape when I removed them. However I destroyed the double stick tape getting them off the car.

Trim Parts makes new ones with the tape attached but doesn't sell the stencil cut tape separately. At least that's what the sales guy told me. I can't see spending almost $100 on new ones just to get $5 worth of tape.

Anyone have a clue as to where the stenciled tape is available without having to purchase the metal script?
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I just used the 3M weatherstrip glue to put mine back on, of course when it's time to sand for prime and paint it may be a bit difficult to remove them.
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Your local auto parts store has double sided trim tape by the roll for about $2. All you then need is a razor blade or razor knife to trim it down.

Stick it to the back of the trim piece.
Trim it with a razor.
Peel the protective coating.
Stick it to the car.
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I just used the 3M weatherstrip glue to put mine back on, of course when it's time to sand for prime and paint it may be a bit difficult to remove them.
The PO of my car had installed the Corvette lettering on the rear bumper cover with liquid weatherstrip glue. That stuff would not come off. Very permanent. I ended up throwing it out with the cover.
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I had the same problem and drove myself silly trying to cut the foam with an x-acto knife (tears and rolls up rather than cut)

I found some thin 3m foam tape online, and stuck it to the back of the emblems

Had a length of nichrome (spl) wire (the hobby guys use it to cut foam for RC airplanes etc.

Hooked it up to a 2A battery charger, (I hung it from the vise on a piece of wood, hanging a weight (I think I used a pair of vice-grips) to keep it straight)

Once the wire heats up, drag it around the edge of the emblem and it slices the foam tape (literally like a hot knife through butter)
Fast, perfect cut through the foam, nice and smooth, even, no tearing.

Wish someone would have sold a die-cut tape but sometimes you have to improvise.

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(I know, sounds like a lot of work but I had the stuff laying around, only took a short time to mickey mouse the rig up and minutes to cut them out)
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When I was trying to cut them with the x-acto, I got the best results when I drilled a few hole into a piece of wood that the emblem pins went into, that way I was cutting against the wood while trying to trace the letters.
Probably fine but I just wasn't all that happy with the result.
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The PO of my car had installed the Corvette lettering on the rear bumper cover with liquid weatherstrip glue. That stuff would not come off. Very permanent. I ended up throwing it out with the cover.
Yeah I figured I will destroy them when I take them off but they have seen better days anyway.
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