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I've bought the Classic tank badges but they don't have the correct profile to sit nicely on the tank side panels.
Anyone know what they are made of?
I'm wondering if they can be bent slightly.
It seems they are made of a cheap cast metal which could snap.
 

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They're made from aluminium, Try moving them to a slightly different position, ;)

I do agree they're not quite the right form, my fronts are not quite right, but they look ok , warm the tank (not too warm :rolleyes:) and the badge , it helps to get it to stick better :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah,tried different positions,they just don't sit well enough anywhere.
I wondered if heating them up to bend them slightly would work but the metal feels brittle to me.Disappointed!
 

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how big is the gap? You could try to get some additional material on the back with soft soldering, or sand the back of the badge until it fits - if there is enough material...
Should be no more than one hour of work. I wouldn't try to bend it.
 

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Just the front edge on mine, hardly noticeable to be honest, :)

You could use the slightly thicker foam tape, the stuff thats used for sticking number plates on, that should work ok ;)
 

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I've bought the Classic tank badges but they don't have the correct profile to sit nicely on the tank side panels.
Anyone know what they are made of?
I'm wondering if they can be bent slightly.
It seems they are made of a cheap cast metal which could snap.

I took my badges off to fit black tank panels and painstakingly cut the old tape off the standard Icon badges. They look like they've been pressed out of old coke tins to be honest. I think if you try and force them they'll more likely crease or split. Refitting mine I didn't get them right and may have another look. Mine stick out a millimetre or so at the back.

How did you go in the end Dave?
 

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Removed the original last week, they did not look so good after, probably due to me using plyers, no matter I wasnt going to fir them again as I have the classic emblems waiting and they are at least a bit more substantial.
 

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I took my badges off to fit black tank panels and painstakingly cut the old tape off the standard Icon badges. They look like they've been pressed out of old coke tins to be honest. I think if you try and force them they'll more likely crease or split. Refitting mine I didn't get them right and may have another look. Mine stick out a millimetre or so at the back.

How did you go in the end Dave?
They are actually quite pliable and will bend to match the curve of the tank.Just don't over do it!
I used double sided license/number plate tape to stick them to the panels.

I'm talking about the Classic badges here not the icon's.
 

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They are actually quite pliable and will bend to match the curve of the tank.Just don't over do it!
I used double sided license/number plate tape to stick them to the panels.

I'm talking about the Classic badges here not the icon's.
Thanks Dave. I'll see what tape I can find. I ordered a roll of the wrong stuff to be honest so the whole job was a bit of a debacle!
 

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I've bought the Classic tank badges but they don't have the correct profile to sit nicely on the tank side panels.
Anyone know what they are made of?
I'm wondering if they can be bent slightly.
It seems they are made of a cheap cast metal which could snap.
Hi Dave,
Aluminium ( not pure) they should be okay to bend. The backing adhesive tape should theoretically take up any slight deviation in profile though.
 
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