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I'm looking to install some Porsche emblems. The ones I found all have the "studs" behind it which means I will need to drill a whole on the body for it to go through. Has anyone installed the emblem without having to do this? I'm thinking of cutting off the studs and using 3M double side tape so that I don't have to alter the body. Anyone see any issues with it? Or have done it in a different way?

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The side speedster scripts are easy to install, use blue tape on the body and press the pins to mark the tape. The Porsche scripts are another story ....the body has a radius and as you push the pins into the body the angle changes. What I do is leave the center pin and cut off the other pins. Drill that single hole in the body and tape to get the correct alignment, I use either 3M tape or a drop of Super glue at 1" intervals on the script.

The side speedster scripts are easy to install, use blue tape on the body and press the pins to mark the tape. The Porsche scripts are another story ....the body has a radius and as you push the pins into the body the angle changes. What I do is leave the center pin and cut off the other pins. Drill that single hole in the body and tape to get the correct alignment, I use either 3M tape or a drop of Super glue at 1" intervals on the script.

Thanks Alan. Do you think it's possible to install it without drilling a hole? I'd rather not punch into the body if I don't have to.

I used a die grinder to remove all the little studs and applied 3M emblem tape to the back of the emblems.  Then I used an Exacto knife to cut the tape to fit the emblems.  Next, peel the backing off the 3M tape and apply the emblem to the car.  Blue tape was used on the car to provide the exact locations of the emblems.   Alan makes a good point about the front emblem.  It will have to be gently bent to match the curve of the front of the car.  Note: test fit with the tape applied to the emblem before removing the backing.  The extra thickness of the tape may require the bend to be tweeked.

@James posted:

I used a die grinder to remove all the little studs and applied 3M emblem tape to the back of the emblems.  Then I used an Exacto knife to cut the tape to fit the emblems.  Next, peel the backing off the 3M tape and apply the emblem to the car.  Blue tape was used on the car to provide the exact locations of the emblems.   Alan makes a good point about the front emblem.  It will have to be gently bent to match the curve of the front of the car.  Note: test fit with the tape applied to the emblem before removing the backing.  The extra thickness of the tape may require the bend to be tweeked.

Did you do this to the front emblem too? I wonder if the curve on it would make it harder for to stay adhered over time?

The way I did it was to take a manila folder and make a template. Poke the pins through first, then trace around it, then cut it out. The template will conform to the curve with no problem, and get the pins located in the right places. The manila is strong but thin enough to bend on the curved front. Disclaimer: I did this on a Spyder, which is fairly flat.

Also, the template can serve to align the placement. Look at the car from as far away as you can to make sure they're straight.

Use masking tape over the whole area, and start the holes running the drill backwards. Use a small bit, slowly increase the size, and drill slow with LIGHT pressure. It is possible that you may have to grind the backside to get the fasteners to secure, if the glass is very thick. Once they're drilled full-size, seal the raw fiberglass with clear, touch-up color or clear nail polish(don't laugh, it works).

That's what I did, but others have cut the pins off flush and used double-sided tape. If you go that way and cut the tape by hand, I'll recommend Wurth emblem tape. I used that on my VW Corrado after a paint job. To buy new emblems was pretty steep, so I carefully removed the old tape and applied new. With a piece of glass and a #11 Xacto blade you can do a great job cutting the tape. The Wurth tape is thin and black and disappears.

James, is the 3M a foam tape or actual thin tape? Internet search is coming up with foam tape.

Michael

@James posted:

I used a die grinder to remove all the little studs and applied 3M emblem tape to the back of the emblems.  Then I used an Exacto knife to cut the tape to fit the emblems.  Next, peel the backing off the 3M tape and apply the emblem to the car.  Blue tape was used on the car to provide the exact locations of the emblems.   Alan makes a good point about the front emblem.  It will have to be gently bent to match the curve of the front of the car.  Note: test fit with the tape applied to the emblem before removing the backing.  The extra thickness of the tape may require the bend to be tweeked.

@97B posted:

I cut off the studs on the Porsche scripts and use an adhesive template that I ordered from  adhesivetemplates.com  for a 1955 Porsche 356. So far the scripts are still holding on my VMC Inc. Pre A coupe that I took delivery in June 2022.

These die cut templates sound pretty cool. From what I remember, the scripts are pretty pliable. You’d just need to insure proper surface prep (wax removal) and follow the instructions to the letter, pardon the pun. Some adhesives need a little air exposure prior to applying to insure maximum grip.

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