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Old 08-09-2013, 06:39 AM   #1
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I bought a new Brushed Titanium emblem for Porsche.
After I removed the speednuts I found what appears to be some sort of rubber washer on them but they were dried and cracked and broke in my hands.
Does anyone know where can I find those or a solution to that?
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:45 AM   #2
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I'm no expert but I would try piecing them back together with gorilla glue and then spraying them with that rubber in a can spray. But then again, you can replace anything on the internet. Measure the diameter and search for x mm rubber gasket.

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Please post the link for the Ti emblem. That sounds expensively cool.
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I got it from Wheel Dynamics, I think its real cool looking. I'm trying to take all the gold/amber from the car
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That's just sealant. Use a dab of black rtv silicone on the back of each post to re-seal.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:38 AM   #5
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^ yup, I changed my emblem about 3 weeks ago. Just filled the speed nuts with a healthy glob of auto glue so it will completely seal the holes and screw them back on.
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won't that create too much torque on the other side when removed? Seems like silicone or glue would bond/harden to the paint.
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Just a little bit of silicone on the inside of the hood, not the outside (between speed nut and inside of hood).
It just creates a seal around the post holes, not enough to bond anything
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Go to your local hardware store, and head to the fastener isle, there will be a row of thousands of tiny (machine) rubber washers, just find one that has the right size and go.
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Actually, a washer wouldn't seal around the post and would allow play to develop, possibly even causing the speed nut to fall off. This is why a mildly adhesive sealant is used
Keeps a good seal and prevents the speed nut from backing off.
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I just replaced them when I fitted a new emblem to the boxster ....

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Old 08-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #11
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The dealer should supply those emblem speed nuts. The early nuts didn't have a rubber gasket and they scratched the paint as a result. I replaced the fasteners with a short length of surgical tubing on my early 911 and 912 restorations. The surgical stuff doesn't harden, is easy to remove when detailing the car, and they hold fast.
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