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LostDeere59
Posted 2019-10-30 2:40 PM (#589526)
Subject: 1960 Desoto tail light chevrons



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I was recently given a set of Van’s Auto tail light chevrons (a very generous gift indeed - thank you Bill)

My question is how to install them - I contacted Van’s and they have no recommendation for an adhesive

I know members here have installed them - what did you use?

I would hate to damage the chevrons or the lenses

Thanks - Gregg
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Mope R. Geezer
Posted 2019-11-07 7:38 PM (#589875 - in reply to #589526)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto tail light chevrons



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Well, I've never done it, Gregg, but I was going to use clear E6000.  I'd think you'd have to be careful not to have excess oozing out.

I still can't believe someone hasn't jumped on your car for your new price?????

Best of luck. 

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b5rt
Posted 2019-11-07 9:13 PM (#589880 - in reply to #589526)
Subject: Re: 1960 Desoto tail light chevrons



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I haven't installed my new chevrons on my old set of lenses. But my old parts guy, that has since passed away, recommended this 3M adhesive.

3M Plastic and Emblem Adhesive. #08061
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57burb
Posted 2019-11-08 3:23 PM (#589920 - in reply to #589875)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto tail light chevrons



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I tried the new transparent Gorilla Glue to repair a broken piece of a tail light lens. I am very impressed with its transparency and holding ability, and I would recommend it. Be sure the joint has a small amount of water before applying the glue.

edit: Gorilla has a video of this stuff!
https://youtu.be/VQ2FTCk5iXI

Edited by 57burb 2019-11-08 3:27 PM
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1960fury
Posted 2019-11-09 8:04 AM (#589938 - in reply to #589526)
Subject: Re: 1960 Desoto tail light chevrons



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If there is enough meat, I'd drill and tap them and attach them with small plastic screws.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-11-09 11:25 AM (#589950 - in reply to #589526)
Subject: Re: 1960 Desoto tail light chevrons



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That Gorilla glue looks like it is silicone based. That's good because silicone epoxies aren't as affected by water, heat and sunlight as much as other types of glues and they are softer so they won't crack as easily with thermal expansion. You shouldn't apply water to it though. It will cure with the humidity in the air. That seems like a good choice for this application. I've used a professional silicone based epoxy Threebond 1530C that looks to be similar. It's made to cure faster, but otherwise very similar.
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