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What type of glue works the best for re-gluing a reflector that fell off?
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pretty sure they were attached with double sided tape.
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Has to be a glue that remains flexible to handle vibrations, so Super Glue and similar are not the best.

3M has a glue specifically for emblems...

3M™ Plastic & Emblem Adhesive, 08061, clear, 5 fl. oz.
https://www.3mcanada.ca/3M/en_CA/com...3573580&rt=rud
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Works on hard tank emblems also.
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I used Amazing Goop on mine. Very strong yet stays flexible.
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3m emblem tape is what car mfg's use
i use it for all sorts of stuff.
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Plus goop dries out here in the desert. To keep silicone tubes from drying out, and loctite also. The shop fridge is my friend.
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3M VHB.

That stands for Very High Bond. It's the tape that all sign companies use for holding signs to the wall, and holding sign faces to sign frames. For instance I have been using it for years to attach .080 aluminum faces to post and panel signs that are used outside at driveway entrances to buildings for directing traffic. They have faces that average 4' X 4' that are just held to the frame with the VHB tape. It's difficult to remove a sign from it's position even years later. I have also been using it to mount letters to monument signs for the last 5 or so years because I started to notice that it holds better than the silicone or epoxy that we used to use. I did some repairs in Corona about 5 or 6 years ago and noticed that the silicone was failing (signs by others) but the tape that was used to keep them in position while the silicone dried was still a bitch to remove. So I replaced the missing letters using tape only and they are still fine. That got me thinking and since I have done a few monuments with just the VHB and they are still looking great with no issues. So it holds to painted concrete, painted aluminum, glass, and even raw concrete as long as you make sure the surface is completely free of dirt and powder.

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OK. That is just what I'm looking for. Goes int the box with Zip Ties and Gaffer Tape.

I have to say the red reflectors that graced the forks on my 74 both fell off after just 44 years.
A real pain as I haven't been able to find new ones yet.

Would this be a warranty claim ?
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