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    Re-apply ASTRA Badge Tutorial

    Hi,

    After debadging my car at the back, i wanted to do somthing different with the A S T R A symbols, so i decided to re-apply them in the centre at the rear.

    Sorry for the bad picture! I'll take some more when i get the chance.




    EDIT - New Photo:



    How i did it -

    1. Purchase some strong double sided tape.
    (My dad got me some from work, they use the stuff to stick window frames together so it's pretty tough!) But nevertheless, all tape should be fine once applied hard but make sure it's clear to keep a professional look.

    2. Place the letters along on the tape, with keeping the other side of the tape still un-touched.

    3. Use a Stanley knife to delicately cut out around the badges. Now you will be left with 5 badges with one side of the tape stuck to the bottom, and the other still covered by the protector which you should leave until applying on the car.

    4. Examine your car and see where you would like to place the badges and decide the width's between each letter. I left 2.5 inches between my lettering, just to be different and from personal preference.

    5. Start with the "T", and place it directly in the middle on the back. Don't worry about the crease on the boot, the tape will absorb into the shape of the bumper. Make sure you have no debris such as dirt on your hands as it could damage your bumper or reduce the stickiness to your tape.

    6. Slowly remove the tape and press the badge hard onto the bumper. You may not think that they would be strong enough to hold and fall off after a while, but you will be surprised. The good thing is, if that they start to become loose which is unlikely, then you can use the same method you did to de-badge the car then reapply it.

    7. Continue with the same method to apply all of the lettering to the rear of your car. I recommend you use a plastic ruler to make sure the letters are all aligned correctly, otherwise it will look unprofessional.

    Cheers!
    Astra 1.4 SXi 3dr 16v - Mark5

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    Looks good mate, but not sure if it's to my taste, would need to see it in the flesh. Good job though

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    C i t y r o v e r


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    Quote Originally Posted by Salford Rick View Post
    C i t y r o v e r


    i thought the same^^
    Really dont like sorry mate. (just my opinion)
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    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    its different tho, and if you like mate fair enough, but as mentioned not to my taste either
    "Its not weather you get knocked down, its weather you get back up"

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    I like it mate top work

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    Something different that is, not to my taste. But its your car if you like it thats all that matters. I havnt seen it done before either.

    What bout putting it on your chrome strip and painting the A S T R A same black as your car?
    Disclaimer - some of the above text may actually be sarcasm (believe it or not!)

    Astra 02, SRi 1.8i - Irmscher'd up (a bit) with Zebra front bumper


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    Thanks for the comments.

    And Iain863, i was thinking about that but not too sure if it would look good.
    Astra 1.4 SXi 3dr 16v - Mark5

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    looks nice mate better than copying everyone else i like the different look

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    Thats a nice touch there mate

    nice and straight.

    Any chance you have more pictures of when you were mid process? just so people can have something to look at for reference?

    Steve
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