6 cylinders. Big
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Ahh, I hear my name a called......
John and Matt at Simply Alfas rose to the challenge of replacing the badge a while ago.
My badge was stuffed, dented and faded. So, to take it off it needs a drill bit slightly smaller than a self tapping screw, drill a few holes with the badge in situ. Using the screw, screw it in until enough of the thread grips the metal of the badge, then take a pair of pliers and pull. This gives enough of an edge to pull the rest off. It is basically a thin metal, and is stuck on with glue.
You are left with a black plastic disk covered in glue, use some white spirit to remove.
A 166 badge (i think) was used as a donor, nice and cheap. The black plastic backing was pulled off carefully to leave the tin plate of the badge.
Using double sided tape, heavy duty, the badge was then re-stuck to the waiting 159.
The job was a bit fiddly, and care was taken in taking the backing plate off the new 166 badge, but this then gave a nice new badge for little money!
That was about 12K miles ago, still looks new now.
Hope this helps.
Certainly worth a go, worst you will do is damage a cheap badge.
Moved over to the dark side
And loving it