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This is a discussion on Engine bay decals within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Does anyone know of a good adhesive to use on engine bay decals that will not make a mess? I ...

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    Engine bay decals

    Does anyone know of a good adhesive to use on engine bay decals that will not make a mess? I have decals lifting on two of our cars. One is on a smooth painted metal surface and the other is on a very lightly textured plastic. Other than that the decals are in good shape. I thought about Duco clear cement, but I am afraid of the mess I might make.

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    3M adhesive remover will do the job for ya.

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    I think he's wanting to stick them back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I think he's wanting to stick them back down.
    Well hell,

    Anytime I see "stickers" my initial thought is remove the crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Well hell,

    Anytime I see "stickers" my initial thought is remove the crap.
    Same here...

    A company off tech makes metal ones that replace stock FYI...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Same here...

    A company off tech makes metal ones that replace stock FYI...

    Do you have a link? I did consider attempting to remove the decal and then use adhesive to apply it to a thin metal plate. This could then be attached back in the engine bay without much concern for any adhesive seepage. The plate would hold the decal flat and would not need to have adhesive right up to its edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Well hell,

    Anytime I see "stickers" my initial thought is remove the crap.
    me too along with emblems!
    I like it plain and simple

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    try superglue

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow goat View Post
    try superglue

    That shit kind of scares me... probably no way to get it off either if it oozes without dissolving plastic or removing paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    That shit kind of scares me... probably no way to get it off either if it oozes without dissolving plastic or removing paint.
    call up a good resto shop that works on restoring classics. bump the ideas off them

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    Gorilla Glue is freaking awesome .. you just have to make sure you don't EVER want it to come off ... I use that stuff on just about everything and have never had any issues'

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    did you try calling dealer to see if you can still get the stickers chances are you can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rezalb8891 View Post
    did you try calling dealer to see if you can still get the stickers chances are you can?

    I found the "Ram Air" decal through Hawk's Third Gen. I didn't try through the dealer, but was sent a PM with a part number. Still having trouble with it staying down - at some point I'll have to bite the bullet and try some kind of adhesive.

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    did you clean the area off good where you put stickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by rezalb8891 View Post
    did you clean the area off good where you put stickers
    They are the stock stickers from the factory.

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    3m makes a clear adhesive tape that works good for that i will try to get part number tomorrow you can try other then that Ive used just regular spray contact adhesive if the color from label hasn't come off

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    Quote Originally Posted by rezalb8891 View Post
    did you clean the area off good where you put stickers
    It was washed and dried good to remove any residue or manufacturing mold release agents. I think the fact that it has a slight texture to it isn't helping things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rezalb8891 View Post
    3m makes a clear adhesive tape that works good for that i will try to get part number tomorrow you can try other then that Ive used just regular spray contact adhesive if the color from label hasn't come off
    That might work as long as it is thin enough to go under a decal. Something with just a touch more "stick" to it would probably do it.

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    3m part number 8069 its an emblem adhesive basically like a double sided tape but its clear and very thin

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