How can I reattach a car emblem?
I used my dad’s Jaguar last night since he was out of town. Let’s say I borrowed it without exactly getting his permission. Everything was fine, but then my girlfriend broke the emblem off the hood of the car. How can I reattach a car emblem before he gets home?
- Get picture cable: You will need a thin steel cable that has crip tubes. This cable is similar to picture cable, and you can find it at your local craft or hardware store.
- Crimp it: Crimp one end of the wire so that it doesn’t move. Crimping means to loop and twist it back on itself.
- Thread it: Remove the base from the car hood. Then with assistance from a friend, push the wire through the retaining cap with the crimp side up. Next, thread through the spring, through the base, through the loop under the emblem, back down through the base, spring, and cap. Then thread it through the loop on your cable. Finally, with tension applied, crimp the other side of the cable and cut.
- Bolt: The last step is to bolt the emblem back in place.