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« on: May 01, 2012, 08:27:14 PM »
I have a 72 wagon.  Prepping for paint.  Last paint job horrible.  The Pinto Badges and nameplates are all loose.  How are they held on??  (I was thinking of silicone adhesive?) jt

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 10:10:52 PM »
They use barrel nuts. I will check the size I ordered and post.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 01:41:53 AM »
Alright, so I didn't order them, I bought them in town at a local auto paint and supply shop.

What they carry is called a "Wee Pak" and carries a small quantity of a type of fastener, in this case barrel nuts. The Wee Pak stock number is 99-876 and the description on the package is "Tubular clip 1/8" Stud Ford & Chrysler". It has worked perfect for my emblems and they are nice an tight now!

It looks like ebay carries them, not sure of the brand but I don't think it will matter.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8-tubular-nuts-3-16-hole-size-100-pcs-emblems-/140477497527?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20b51c80b7&vxp=mtr
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 11:42:19 AM »
They use barrel nuts.

that is the factory correct option. However clear silicone works too, I use it and I do have a package of the nuts. Nuts chip paint and give a spot to rust (a friend pointed this out to me) and while not a big deal it was a consideration and why I use silicone. cover the post well, use some on the back side of the emblem, put it on, use painters tape to hold in place/setup and good to go. Both options work, up to the individual which they prefer. I will admit and this should be considered... I do find it easier to remove the emblems if nuts are used.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 12:20:52 AM »
I actually found plastic barrel nuts that worked on mine, no rust to worry about.


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