Anybody have problems with "supercharged" emblem on the hood?

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  1. Hemibuck

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    Just curious if anyone is having problems with the OEM SC emblem on the hood not holding up due to the SC putting out so much heat? I was going to order a set for my Charger but don't want to waste the money if they are not holding up. Thanks!
     
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    Only problems I had were microfiber mitten fur getting stuck in and around the emblem every time I washed the car or had a place hand wash so I pulled them off
     
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    Hmmmm.....ok thanks.
     
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    None, prep the area with rubbing alcohol or other paint safe wax removing cleaner and put them in place. Give it about 24 hours for the adhesive to "cure" before washing or such and you're good to go. Mine have not shifted or moved, but I haven't washed over them on purpose. I take a detailers brush or soft paint brush to clean any emblems on my vehicles and never an issue. At least a month now and holding up just fine.
     
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    Ya I have a HEMI set on my shaker for the Magnum and only one of them have slipped from the heat. I'm looking at painting these matt black or a low gloss black so they kind of match the black white look I'm going to be going with on the Charger.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    not going to mount any here on my factory satin black hood. but I would agree that emblems are a pain in the butt when it comes to polish and detail work.
     
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    touched my hood today after driving it for 20 minutes...it was not even warm....it was cold...its 57 degrees here right now.....i opened the hood and was able to put my hand on the SC....it was warm, but not that hot...

    i think your worrying about nothing...put the emblems on

    i used alcohol and pushed them on really, really good...then put it in the heated garage and cranked it to 70 degrees for a couple of days...

    i know they stay on to 120mph.....not sure about 198mph yet
     
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    They are on their way! Pretty sure I'm going to paint then black though. Kind of blind with the HC symbol and the wheels.
     
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    i considered black too....

    the HC logo is chrome with black background....so the cat is actually chrome

    also i figured the black would eventually peel or flake....i dont trust it would stay perfect and black....especially if you went matt black

    they were chrome on the show cars and i figured the pretend stock look should be chrome

    i am not the type who likes to mod his car, but i really think the SC on the hood looks factory......
     
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    I'll make the call once I get both. I might even have a vinyl matt black one made up to test it out first.
     
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    The OE emblems use 3M VHB tape. If you prep correctly (clean the surface with isopropyl alcohol), place them exactly where you want them (you get one shot), press them down hard and hold for a bit and then let the tape setup overnight those emblems are not going anywhere.
     
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    We have had ours on for about two weeks and they have had a little heat under them. lol 110 an so far no problem. We wash our Cat 707 before we put her up and no problem after washing.
     
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    Right over the top of multiple layers of CQF, like the Xpel is, no alcohol either just a fresh normal wash cycle (IronX then Reset.) Just a perfectly clean dry surface. 0 issue.
     
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    I've been leery of placing it on the coating and did not want to use alcohol....
     
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    My paint specialist showed me what adhesives and emulsifiers can do to paint and clear coats first hand. It was an Audi, he had to remove a clear liner that was on for a few years. Not pretty.
     

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