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Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53422

Thanks to Maggie Birks for demonstrating how these badges look on her lovely TF (Pics below, at the bottom of this page).

They looked so nice I thought I'd grab a couple from the same place - Capricorn1 (click here). One for the bonnet and one for the boot.

The badges I got were good quality domed gel badges, 70mm in size and seemed to fit pretty well, with a tiny overlap (approx 2mm). Judge for yourself how they look on the car. They cost £10.50 for two including postage, and took only a couple of days to arrive.

So, let's get them on the car. Instructions are included.



Here's what I used for the job -



My original badges were tatty, appeared painted on with a plastic cover over the top of them. The covering had perished and was flaking off causing the painted badge to flake too. So, I cleaned up the surfaces ready for sticking the new badges on. I didn't go too mad, just merely removed the loose plastic covering where it was flakey.





Peeling the backing paper off revealed a sticky reverse side on each badge. But, for extra security I used a drop of superglue which I applied to the old badges on the boot and bonnet.



Then I simply positioned them over the old badge and pressed down gently to secure them.







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My 9 month old Grandson 'CJ' (No relation to 'CJJ') :) certainly liked them. :broon:

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Here's Maggies' gorgeous car showing how nice they are in a different tone.







I've had a shiny cigarette lighter in but I've been blowing the fuse so I put the tatty standard one back in but a bit of thinking during the week and we have gone from this



to this



thanks to Daz at locking vinyl.... a little gel badge.... its all in the detail ;)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Daz, Locking Vinyl.


Softly~Softly 'Jans' car showing how the badges look on her tasty flaps.






Three Pics showing the slight overlap (approx 2mm). Unnoticeable unless you zoom in.







All in all the job's a good un!
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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53425

Good Job! Will give it a go with confidence now.

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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53429

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Fabulous :broon:

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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53436

I have their badges on my wheels and am very happy with them. The fit is perfect and they seem to stand up very well.
I also put one on my steering wheel, but in hindsight should have removed the raised area underneath to make the badge
fit better.
I don't think anyone has mentioned yet that their prices are excellent. :broon:
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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53446

What size are the ones for the wheel middles?

I'm liking the look of these very much.

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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53449

What size are the ones for the wheel middles?

They are good quality and, as stated, reasonably priced. They do look good on both Maggie and Rich's wheels don't they. :)
Search for 'MG' in the search box here. Scroll through, there's loads of them in differing sizes, for lots of different places.

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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53456

Looks likes theres two sorts? Ones that go over the top of your existing ones.

Or ones that clip into the wheel middles you have like below:

I would love union jack wheels too but would look too cramped.

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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53463

45mm for the wheels

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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53484

Being as far away as I am I bought a selection of their badges as postage was about as much as the badges, and the rates didn't change if I bought a few more. I tried the union flag badges in several places and in the end just used it on my airbag, which I'm quite happy with although as mentioned above I should flatten the area below the badge. I really don't like messing around with the airbag though.
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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53489

It certainly looks the part though Rich. :broon:

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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53502

I replaced the front badge with an OE insert when i got the car. It was faded to just the silver backing. That one came out of the mount easily. I bought a pair of gel ones when the back needed doing and was pleased I had as the originasl insert would not come out. In the end I smoothed off my efforts and put the new one over it.. No one has noticed yet they are different, or maybe they are too polite to point it out :(


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Re: Gel Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges. 9 years 3 months ago #53535

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Having seen these fitted today they are fab :broon:

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