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    S badge on front grille..

    I see a few cars with the new style "S" badge on the front grille.. How are they fixed ? Is the adhesive backing enough to secure it to the lattice grille ?

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    My suggestion was to fill one of the honeycombs with black silicone. Wait for it to cure, & then use some more silicone to affix the badge. Judging by how difficult it is to get the bloody stuff off a shower tray, it should be very secure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheStig View Post
    My suggestion was to fill one of the honeycombs with black silicone. Wait for it to cure, & then use some more silicone to affix the badge. Judging by how difficult it is to get the bloody stuff off a shower tray, it should be very secure.
    Cheers ! Good idea.. My grille is all chrome so will use a spot of clear.. Just in case said badge falls off..
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    I used a double sided foam pad with some added strong glue. It works a treat. They come with a sticky back, which is not strong engough to fix to the grille. I peeled that off used a stronger sticky pad that was thicker this then moulded to the grille for a better fix with added glue.

    I think the R one has a specific holder type of thing that attached to the grille from behind.
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    I used Araldite, the badge is supplied with a 3m double sided sticky pad, this held the badge in place while the adhesive went off, the badge is solid.

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    S badge on front grille..

    Quote Originally Posted by Ancill View Post
    I used Araldite, the badge is supplied with a 3m double sided sticky pad, this held the badge in place while the adhesive went off, the badge is solid.
    Thanks. I realise the badges have a self adhesive pad as I have retrofitted one on the boot lid in place of the older style one..
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    I made a small metal plate shaped to the badge,
    drilled a hole in the middle and soldered a screw on to it.
    this was part of a cavity fixing which went through the grille,
    tightened up and the fixed the badge using the self adhesive
    pad.
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    Mine's held on as per TheStigs post, by infilling 2 sections of the honeycomb, with black silicone. It was pretty secure, but I added a couple fo drops of superglue as the thought of it flexing made me worry a cloth or something would catch and it would be history. Belt and braces.

    Funny the dealer wondered how I'd done it when they saw it
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    I bought one of the badges when I say them on ebay the other day, but now I'm a bit undecided whether or not to fix it on. No offence to those that have fitted one already but I'm thinking it might be a bit false?

    Do I, don't I ?

    Has anyone got any good pictures of theirs being worn on the car?
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    I say do it!

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    S badge on front grille..

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTheCat View Post
    I bought one of the badges when I say them on ebay the other day, but now I'm a bit undecided whether or not to fix it on. No offence to those that have fitted one already but I'm thinking it might be a bit false?

    Do I, don't I ?

    Has anyone got any good pictures of theirs being worn on the car?
    I thought of doing it next year when I get the re-map done as the car will be equivalent or better but it's not an S so I won't be doing it.

    If you see one of my other threads thou I have put an S Type grill based on today
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    Here's mine:



    Used double sided numberplate strips (two) wrapped around the grill and stuck it onto this.
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    Alternatively

    I'm doing this with mine:

    Quote Originally Posted by ExFS View Post
    I've acquired the proper backing plate as used on the 'R' grille. The base is already a very good fit and with the use of a Stanley blade and a little heat application I've remoulded the border to suit the 'S'. It then just screws on as intended.

    http://www.jaginfo.org/showthread.ph...-on-eBay/page2
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    I do like the idea of fitting an alternative Jaguar head on the grille. Saw a great looking E Type one on ebay:

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    S badge on front grille..

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTheCat View Post
    I do like the idea of fitting an alternative Jaguar head on the grille. Saw a great looking E Type one on ebay:

    $T2eC16ZHJHwE9n8ii1i(BP6bYZ43-g~~60_12.jpg
    Unfortunately that one is only 41mm dia and the badge on the grill is 70mm dia, I did mine today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTheCat View Post
    I do like the idea of fitting an alternative Jaguar head on the grille. Saw a great looking E Type one on ebay:

    $T2eC16ZHJHwE9n8ii1i(BP6bYZ43-g~~60_12.jpg
    Ahh so that's where the fluted design on the XF facelift badge came from!

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    That looks really good D3GGY. They definately have more charachter than the new ones. Shame it's a different size I hadn't looked that far ahead.
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    Looks the part doesn't it.
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    S badge on front grille..

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTheCat View Post
    Looks the part doesn't it.
    It does but the green wont go with all cars. There is a 3.0 Sport badge but I can't find it anywhere. This one cost me £11 incl postage from eBay
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    Yeah the green wouldn't suit mine, thought that the red, black & silver E Type one would be spot on.


 

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