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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by velocetwo, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. velocetwo

    velocetwo F1 World Champ

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    I read somewhere that there should be wax placed under the nose badge before mounting. Is this true? Does it apply only to certain era cars? And what is the proper procedure and why is it done?
     
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  3. PAP 348

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    I have never heard of that before mate. :):)

    I would just make sure the surfaces are clean, then glue the badge on. :):)
     
  4. RossoGTS

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    GLUE ...? I thought they all had two pins with nuts etc to install? looks like there is some kinda rubber gasket on my 328 nose badge.
    cheers
    Mark
     
  5. Doc

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    If I recall correctly, the nose badge on my old '85 308 was bolted on. I was able to get at the nuts ( 7mm or 8mm , I think) after removing the spoiler grill.
     
  6. BobH

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    When I removed the badge about a year ago on my 77 GTB there didn't appear to be anything other than a modest dusting of dirt on the paint. When I replaced the badge I just gave the paint a good coat of wax and assumed it would be good for another 30 years.

    I think the nuts were 7mm and I would recommend puting a cloth or some other catch basin in the grill area when you got o reinstall the badge. I managed to drop one of the nuts when attampting to refasten the badge and having a cloth to catch the errant nut was a big help.

    A good inventory of 7mm nuts seems to be agood thing to have on hand for these cars regardless.
     
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  8. PAP 348

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    Well, he actually doesnt mention which model of Ferrari he owns. :):)

    But if I recall correctly, I saw a Ferrari nose badge for the front of my 348 and it had two locating dowels, but they were not studs with threads and nuts. So, I can safely assume that that badge was glued down. :):)

    I cant verify if it was a genuine Ferrari badge or not, as I have never had to remove mine ect.....:):)

    So I could be wrong?? Would be nice to know which model Ferrari he drives as it may be easier to help him. :):)
     
  9. velocetwo

    velocetwo F1 World Champ

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    Yes, I should have stated that it is a sixties vintage . The car is being restored and I heard this story about the wax and thought OK that makes sense. If water got under the badge it would leak through the stud holes, plus it would help the paint take the stress of the badge being clamped down. But it may just be another false tale.
     
  10. PAP 348

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..................ok. :):)

    I still cant help you sorry mate. :p:p

    Best of luck with it. :):)
     
  11. M.James

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    Sounds like resonable common-sense, to me....you're dealing with a car that does not have rust protection for the coachwork anywhere. Keeping moisture away from under emblems/badges/light fixtures/reflectors is a good way to keep rust from re-occurring. For this application, I wouldn't use wax - I'd use RTV sealant, just around the holes so moisture can't penetrate the surrounding metal but not too much that it oozes around the badge when you press it down.
     
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  13. jk0001

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    Most that I have had any experience with, were bolted on
     

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