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Stick On Badges

No laughing please !!

Is there such a thing just to attach over the existing front & rear badges ?

And if so,are they any good ?
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yes.

no.
 
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I think attaching a sticker/decal on an existing emblem would not only look hideous but it'll fall off easily.
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Me thinks that Ronan might be looking for clear stickers, to prevent fading of enamel.
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Yes,Hazz37...it's that age old question of fading badges.
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a bit of clear plastic over it wont stop it fading
 
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I wish my problems were so few that i could post such a question.
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I'm a designer so I work a lot with printing onto different media. Fading due to UV light is an issue with pretty much anything that sits out in the sun a lot - like car badges.

I'm pretty sure that modern Alfa badges are made from some sort of plastic, not enamel. Enamels are usually oil based paints or heat fused powdered glass but other paint formulations also get called enamel now. Paint and glass enamels have high gloss finishes - I think old Alfa badges such as those on the 105 series were enamel.

The powdered glass type enamel is completely UV resistant and therefore does not fade. Enamel paints tend to be UV resistant to a degree.

Coming back to modern Alfa badges, one reason I'm pretty sure they are plastic is because they do fade so quickly. You won't find any clear plastic sticker that a) looks good and b) blocks UV light. Some of the aftermarket paint protection systems claim to offer UV protection but usually they are more expensive than buying a new badge...
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just buy new ones, they're 20 each for front/back (claims to be genuine ones) on ebay.
 
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just buy new ones, they're 20 each for front/back (claims to be genuine ones) on ebay.
Yes, and I'm sure even buying them from an Alfa dealer will be cheaper than most paint protection systems
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......yeh,but i seem to have to change mine yearly....and Belfast is hardly what you'd call a sun trap !!
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......yeh,but i seem to have to change mine yearly....and Belfast is hardly what you'd call a sun trap !!
That's true - maybe the colours are getting washed away?
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......yeh,but i seem to have to change mine yearly....and Belfast is hardly what you'd call a sun trap !!
Maybe there is a hole in the ozone layer above Ireland !
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....bugger....i'll just get out the permanent markers !!
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Any good with a modeling brush?

I've done a few with enamel modeling paints on my older cars. Put it on, sand it down, laquer over it and it will come out as good as new.

If you do it right... if you dont, it will look like you let your children paint your car.
 
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Hello mate.

I`m able to make sticker/decal looking almost like original AR if you`re interesting.

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chucky, how much would you charge for these?
If you have more photos, please post them here.
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chucky, how much would you charge for these?
If you have more photos, please post them here.
I`m still thinking about that. Depends how many of them will have to make. But no more than Ł6-7 each including postage. I think that this is a good alternative; for AR original badge you`ll have to pay at least double + postage.

I'll try to take some more photos of my car later on.
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Chucky you still looking to make the badges? I would be interested in trying a boot GT replacement badge, to save taking apart the boot as it took long enough to stop the rattles.
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Sorry for so big delay. So ones again.


We all know how our scudetoo on the bonnet and tailgate likes to fade with time, and how difficult might be to remove them and place new one.

I`m able to offer (I think very nice looking) sticker/decal AR, they are made from cast films with UV lacquer protected, perfectly matched the original place of the badge ALFA ROMEO - in fact it looks like the original AR badge. You need to take really close look to see that it is sticker.

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My price is 6 each or 10 for a pair. I accept PayPal as it is easiest way to pay.

Shipping costs:

- UK - free
- Ireland - 1
- EU - 1.50


If you`re interesting to buy one or two please send me message over e-mail: ------------------ including your Alfa model and quantity you`d like to order.

As I`m going to add some "Free Gifts" to all orders containing at least 2 stickers I will also need your car colour.

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This is how it shows the car in the original mount:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9zw5IL5-nzY/TK...nazwy1a0c9.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9zw5IL5-nzY/TK...0/DSC01615.JPG
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9zw5IL5-nzY/TK...0/DSC01614.JPG




More pictures (more than 6 months on my car - winter, car wash, dead bodies of flyes and other insects ) :


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_9...0/DSC02052.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_9...0/DSC02053.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_9...0/DSC02056.JPG

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That looks pretty decent to me. No doubt the badge pervs will spot the difference but I can't.
 
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In the graphics industry too... you could get any local sign shop to cut you some disks out of standard Mat laminate, 99% of laminates for outdoor graphics these days have a 5-7year UV protection in them... the gloss ones dont (expensive gloss laminates might) (laminates i mean clear self adhesive type of vinyl)

I do vehicle graphics all day long... and i laminate full colour images which i have printed in solvent inks (Outdoor Ink), which dont fade and can from experience say last at least 5 years.

So if your badge is still looking good... get a laminate 73mm disk and stick it on using water to reduce bubbles..

Would be similar to the phone protectors you buy in clear plastic.

A sign shop wouldnt charge you more than 10 for a pair.

We cover the front of sports cars in a similar material... clear vehicle vinyl to reduce stone chips and other stuff... can be pealed off when ever without leaving a mark.
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Very nice work chucky
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They look really good from the pics.
I've just bought a 52 reg Alfa 147 2.0 Lusso.
Can someone confirm whether this is pre or post facelift so I can work out what size badge I need.

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