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PeterHawk
06-16-2015, 07:29 AM
I just purchased a new "Legends" Group 24 battery from NAPA. I also purchased a "Willard" decal from SI, all for my 62 GT Hawk. What is the best way to prep the side of the battery so the decal will stick? Once the decal is on, can I spray the side of the battery with a clear coat to protect the decal. Just trying to look authentic!

RadioRoy
06-16-2015, 01:27 PM
For further authenticity, a battery topper would be good. They make it look like a tar top battery, which is what we had in 62.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1953-67-Chevy-GMC-Group-24-Tar-Topper-Delco-Battery-Cover-Pontiac-Buick-Olds-Cad-/310665096727?hash=item4855152e17&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Size-Chevy-Tar-Topper-Battery-Cover-ACDelco-/181700001694?hash=item2a4e29ff9e&vxp=mtr


http://www.ebay.com/itm/El-Camino-Orginal-Tar-Top-Batteries-Battery-Topper-R89-1969-1981-/181698293707?hash=item2a4e0fefcb&vxp=mtr

PeterHawk
06-16-2015, 05:24 PM
Already have that installed along with the proper hold down. I just can't get the decal to adhere to the battery. Good thing I bought two decals.

StudeRich
06-16-2015, 08:28 PM
Usually the hardest part is getting the Top and Side Labels and glue off without cutting up the side of the case. :mad:

PeterHawk
06-16-2015, 09:25 PM
I was able to pull off the NAPA label with no problem.

TWChamp
06-17-2015, 05:16 AM
Do they make a tar topper and Willard label for the 6 volt battery?

RadioRoy
06-17-2015, 12:00 PM
The only ones I have seen were for 12 volt batteries, but that was a casual search. eBay shows a lot of stuff/accessories available.

rockne10
06-17-2015, 01:17 PM
Once you strip off the old decals I would clean it off with a 3M adhesive remover and, once you're sure it's clean, wipe again with Prep-sol or Final-clean. New decals should then be next to impossible to remove.

acolds
06-17-2015, 01:57 PM
I have had problems with the decals coming off had three different ones last one did not want to come off the backing. Would like to find a stencil ib order to paint directly on the battery. On removing the id from battery I think that would void the warranty. For the top of my battery used some caps attached to self sticking foam rubber

r1lark
06-17-2015, 06:01 PM
I have had problems with the decals coming off had three different ones last one did not want to come off the backing. Would like to find a stencil ib order to paint directly on the battery. On removing the id from battery I think that would void the warranty. For the top of my battery used some caps attached to self sticking foam rubber

That's pretty slick Al :) !! Where did you source the caps from?

acolds
06-17-2015, 06:29 PM
The caps I used were from Dr Pepper the fine print on them has never been caught by anyone at event I tell anyone that asks to look and read the fine print. If you want a different color or style just shop your local soft drink store buy a six pack and save the caps