I have a lovely Nuvola Blue 147 but the badges had faded badly. So I set out to find a quality cure without breaking the bank and having to shell out £50 plus on new badges that will faded again.
After many long searches. Found a guy in Bulgaria who makes these lovely repro badges which are 100% fade resistant! very high quality polyurethane and fully waterproof. Ebay ref 110865745653. So I took the plunge for £5 for 4!!! A real bargain. Once they arrived I was really surprised to the very high quality of these, the colours are deep and rich, really glossy finish and the are about 3mm in depth so really good.
For the front After carefully placing a knife underneath the existing faded front badge I was able to then rub down the old foam from the black plastic base. Then just carefully peal off the backing and press the new badge in place.
For the rear swivel badge, you have two options, either remove just the metal part of the badge to fit the new one over it or you can do it in place. either way you will need a hair dryer to gently heat the new badge so that it will bend around and fit flush on the old badge. Spend some time to do this the peel and place the new badge on the top. Because it's warm it will fit really flush. here are the pics to show that. If you have removed the old badge simply use a good quality glue like araldite or similar then place back. Leave to dry before fiddling with the lock.
The end result are two badges which look great and will be fade free, and only costing £5. Plus you will have 2 'spare' ones.
Last edited by Reekyg; 17-03-14 at 08:15.
Thanks, really they don't take long, the only reason it was fiddly was because I was working it out as I went along, now I know the way the front is a 5 min job and the back takes about 15 (just to heat up the new badge).
I reason that a 156 will be practically identical. If you can prise the existing ones off gently then yes. But measure your ones fist, see if they are 75mm across. As long as the new ones can sit flush then it should work.
Well just bought some for my GTV rear badge....sounds like a better idea than coughing up crazy money for something that will eventually suffer the same fate!
I think you are going to be disappointed, have just remove the GTV/Spider boot badge from recess and it measures 70mm and recess area is max 70mm. It will probably work on front grille as that badge is about 75mm.