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    Default 53' Fender Badge

    One of my OHV Deluxe fender Badges has a broken 6-32 stud. See the attached photo. The threaded piece on the right is a set screw.

    Any idea on how to repair this without destroying it in the process?
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    The welders I know who TIG are shying away from this one.

    I think I will take a hex bolt, 6-32, grind the head thickness down to about .030" and grind the broken stud off. Then I will epoxy the new stud in place. I can make a jig to hold position and squareness while the epoxy sets up.

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    Ssantelman!

    I am only familiar with repops...
    Is yours potmetal, or brass?

    If its brass, just dress it flat and clean, cut a thin, flat top on a screw, tin both surfaces, and solder it.

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    As Tom said, if it's brass, you could have success with solder. Personally, I would forget about attaching a new stud, and just glue it on, or used double sided tape on the broken stud side. There are automotive panel adhesives that are as strong as a weld. You already have 2 holes in your fender, and you're never going to take the badge off so use a modern super adhesive. As nice as those badges are, it would be a pity to heat damage the finish, or have a poorly adhered stud break off while your riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    As Tom said, if it's brass, you could have success with solder. Personally, I would glue it on, or used double sided tape on the broken stud side. There are automotive panel adhesives that are as strong as a weld. You already have 2 holes in your fender, and you're never going to take the badge off so use a modern super adhesive. As nice as those badges are, it would be a pity to heat damage the finish.
    Eric!

    The heat of soldering shouldn't hurt the other side (if its brass).
    Use an iron, not a torch....

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    Use some JB Weld and don't over tighten it again.
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    The badges are plated brass; I scratched the plating next to the broken stud.

    I will open and flatten a bushing and try my hand at soldering a screw to it. Thanks for the insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssantelman View Post
    ..I will open and flatten a bushing...
    ???

    After scrupulous prep, use "Rubyfluid" to tin both the badge back and shaved-flat screw head before jigging them (if necessary), and apply heat to the screw with a large iron.

    Patience!

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    Glue always sounds like a half-assed fix, but I think I would trust it over a solder joint. I agree with Tom, that a high amp soldering iron is the only way to go for a clean solder repair. I just remember spending an hour combing a busy stretch of highway, looking for a genuine fender tip that let go. Studs were still in the fender though
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    Glue always sounds like a half-assed fix, but I think I would trust it over a solder joint. ...
    Eric!

    Time for a double-positive:

    Yeah, right.

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