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Old 30 Jul 2016, 03:48 pm
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Here's a hint I through I thought to share with the Forum.
I've personalized SOOO BIG with chrome PT CRUISER letters I scavenged from a junk yard PT. It reads "PRICE'S PT". The "P" is a cut down "R" and the asterisk is the remaining leg of the "R".
Imagination and available letters are your only limit as to how you can personalize your PT.
To get donor letters, the trick is to carefully remove junk yard donor letters with a fine steel fishing leader using a sawing motion to remove each letter from the surface while protecting the thin sponge backing of each letter. Transfer them temporarily to wax paper to protect the remaining adhesion still left and sponge on the back of the letters.
The product of choice for reattaching the letters is #8069 3M PRESS IN PLACE EMBLEM ADHESIVE.
The reinstalled chrome letters on SOOO BIG are all from donor junk yard PTs and have passed the test of time as I put them on over six months ago. They've adhered as well as a factory installation.
The re-lettering of SOOO BIG after his reincarnation was less than fifteen dollars total instead of the hundreds of dollars for new replacement chrome letters.
Happy Ptin', ptprice

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SOOO BIG 2005 PT CRUISER, LIMITED EDITION, SIGNATURE SERIES
Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chrome Package; Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles, PRND3-1 Bezel, Silver/Chrome Shift Ball/Knob, Bright Spoke Leather Tilt Steering Wheel. Chrome Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim. Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry, Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Under Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers, Back up Camera/ 7" Monitor.

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Old 30 Jul 2016, 04:46 pm
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Default Re: Personalizing you PT

Good idea, and there's other ways too.....





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Old 31 Jul 2016, 12:19 pm
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Here are more photos as I used the 8069 3M PRESS IN PLACE ADHESIVE STRIPS showing how I installed very good quality, salvaged, junk yard emblems on SOOO BIG at quite a savings.

As previously mentioned, this is a truly cost saving way of personalizing or replacing emblems on your PT. Additionally the installation has stood the test of time for me, surviving countless washing's and the unpredictability of Florida sun, rain, storms and seasonal temperature changes now for over six months with the adhesive tenacity of factory installed emblems.

Happy Ptin', ptprice

8069 3M PRESS IN PLACE ADHESIVE STRIP (a wonder product from 3M)
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my personalized emblem (PRICE'S PT)/PT CRUISER/SIGNATURE SERIES emblems on driver's door
PRICES PT.jpg
lining up and positioning LIMITED EDITION emblem with masking tape guide after restoring adhesive backing with 8069 3M PRESS IN PLACE adhesive strip. When correctly positioned, press in place for permanent bond. See below "how to" for applying the adhesive strip.
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pre-final letter spacing and adjustment on masking tape
LINING UP EMBLEM FOR ADHESIVE.jpg
application of adhesive strip. It applies as a strip but only adheres to the backs of the letters replacing the original adhesive
LINING UP EMBLEM WITH ADHESIVE.jpg
last adjustment of letters on masking tape after applying adhesive strip to back of letters
ADJUSTING EMBLEM WITH ADHESIVE.jpg
PT CRUISER/SIGNATURE SERIES emblems on passenger door
PT CRUISER EMBLEM.jpg
PT CRUISER/LIMITED EDITION emblem on rear hatch
PT CRUISER N LIMITED EDITION EMBLEMS.jpg
SOOO BIG's new vanity plate
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SOOO BIG 2005 PT CRUISER, LIMITED EDITION, SIGNATURE SERIES
Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chrome Package; Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles, PRND3-1 Bezel, Silver/Chrome Shift Ball/Knob, Bright Spoke Leather Tilt Steering Wheel. Chrome Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim. Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry, Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Under Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers, Back up Camera/ 7" Monitor.

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