Old versus new--which one looks better?
It's the jewelry on your car. Certainly, replacing the old emblems onyour Corvette can make a big difference in how it looks. Moreimportantly, old and worn emblems and badges make your Corvette look alot older and mistreated.
With '84-'96 Corvettes, the emblems on thehood and gas door lid don't age gracefully. In fact, if they haven'talready cracked and fallen apart, they often have little color left,which is a disgraceful condition any Corvette owner dreads. But the goodnews is they can be replaced with basic handtools such as a few assortednut drivers and small "ignition-style" wrenches.
The key to removingthese emblems isn't always reaching the nuts that hold them on, butprying them up without cutting into the surface of the fiberglass. Mostemblems have old adhesive tape on the back that holds them snuggly tothe car's surface. Carefully pry them up after you're sure you removedall of the holding nuts. Clean the surface underneath, reinstall theemblems, and tighten the nuts once again.
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On the gas-door emblems you can see the nuts that hold it [the gasdoor?] in place and the
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The same kind of double-stick tape is used on the front emblems as well.Those sheetmetal-s
Clean the surface of the fiberglass and install the new emblems. Usedouble-stick tape on t
New hold-down nuts are supplied with the new gas-door emblem.
A helpful tip: Remove the air-cleaner box when accessing the Pal nutsthat hold the hood em