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    Glue for name plate on r75/5?

    The plate that goes on the cover over the starter (the one that says "BMW R75/5") fell off a few years ago on my R75/5. I was lucky enough to find it, but I never got around to putting it back on.

    It looks like there was some kind of glue that was used. What do you all reccomend to stick it back on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 166926 View Post
    The plate that goes on the cover over the starter (the one that says "BMW R75/5") fell off a few years ago on my R75/5. I was lucky enough to find it, but I never got around to putting it back on.

    It looks like there was some kind of glue that was used. What do you all reccomend to stick it back on?
    JB Weld worked for me.
    Clean off all of the old glue and
    scuff the surfaces. Clean with acetone and slap on the JB. It is not going anywhere...ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by godfather View Post
    JB Weld worked for me.
    Clean off all of the old glue and
    scuff the surfaces. Clean with acetone and slap on the JB. It is not going anywhere...ever
    JB Weld for me too, holding strong for 6 years now
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    Another alternative is Permatex Super Weatherstrip Adhesive...aka gorilla snot. Here's some old threads:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ICATION-PLATE&

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ckey-fell-off&
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    I used something called Plastic Emblem and Trim Adhesive by 3M. Bought it at Pep Boys.

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    I was going to say the Super weather strip adhesive too, I haven't used it for this, but have used it for years on similar applications.
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    Thanks

    Many thanks for the replies. I have some JB weld I bought and never used; actually, I have never used it before. I'll give it a go...

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    Be sure to sand or scuff and thuroughly clean the surfaces before using the JB
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