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Old 12-14-2014, 09:30 PM
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Decal Application

I found replacement "Prostar 197" self-adhesive decals that go with the emblems in the attached photo but they came without any instructions. Is a marine grade epoxy more durable than relying on the self adhesive only? Thanks
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:39 PM
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Of course the the marine epoxy would be stronger, but if you feel the decals look rather new, as in the glue on them isn't old, you should be just fine. Make sure the surface is clean, and prepped with mineral spirits, and the surface is warm (don't apply outside on a 30-50 degree day). Apply with firm pressure, going over several times, and you will be good. If you use additional adhesive, make sure not use too much as to squirt outside of the decal and make one h#LL of a mess. Cheers
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:10 AM
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How old is the emblem? the adhesive usually has a 1 year shelf life. If the emblem is a few years old you may want to strip the old adhesive off and get some new spray 3M adhesive. No epoxy!

What sometimes works is to heat the adhesive with a heat gun a bit to reactivate it and also heat the area where you will be applying. Keep the old one - we can always stick a decal in there.

Heat the emblem to take it off.

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