The Lotus Cars Community banner
1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Supporting Vendor
Joined
·
4,461 Posts
That's a drag. But no suprise. I'd remove all of the letters with a hairdryer. Use one of those citrus based cleaners to remove any adhesive residue or 3M adhesive remover.

Go to your local sign shop and get them to make you a similar one with black film. Make sure they round the corners on each letter so there are no sharp corners. I'd also make each letter a bit bigger. Insure they are using automotive grade film. Black weathers quite well and will look bitchin' on your car.

Or just replace it with the Lotus logo to match your nose badge.
 

·
shay2nak
Joined
·
25,205 Posts
LOL. sorry to hear that.

Alan's (biobaggie) elise was going through the same thing. Or just starting to, except his was the "elise" sticker. I made a joke about putting some of the 3M on there to hold it in place. Maybe you can try that? Putting small starshield squares over the letters and a rectangle over the "elise."
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
389 Posts
shinoo said:
Or just replace it with the Lotus logo to match your nose badge.
Where is the 'hurl' emoticon? :p

You can order replacement letters (genuine Lotus ones). Mine never came off before. I reckon if you put new ones on they'd stay put. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,546 Posts
I almost look forward to the day that they start to peel.......I will remove them and not replace.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,301 Posts
They are put on with the same adhesive that is holding your chassis together:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,420 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
zvezdah1 said:
Don't what you guys are doing with your cars, I'm well over 3k, wash it weekly, it's been waxed and my letters look and stick as good as new.
Chris:)
Not sure what one could do to get them to come off like this other then trying to do it. I also hope you have some wood laying around to knock on :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,270 Posts
DCNSX said:
Shinoo- How 'bout some nice chrome or polished ALUMINUM replacement letters? Or black anodized for the lighter-colored cars?
That's not a bad idea, ala Land Rover hood lettering. I was thinking of that washing my car this weekend.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
6,941 Posts
It might not be a bad idea to make sure all of the edges are firmly adherent before anything peels. Don't use a porter cable machine back there either. When I picked up my Elise I went over each letter carefully and they are still fine 5,000 miles later.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top