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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 3:59 pm    Post subject: Emblem tab sealing? Reply with quote

I've seen pictures of what looks like clear putty or wax over the emblem tabs under the bonnet/hood. What years would have had that, and what would it have looked like?
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Emblem tab sealing? Reply with quote

I heard the seals called witches hats. The replacement seals in my bug are some kind of squoze on putty
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Emblem tab sealing? Reply with quote

my59 wrote:
I heard the seals called witches hats. The replacement seals in my bug are some kind of squoze on putty


Ah - so you are suggesting the putty is for replacement seals?
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Emblem tab sealing? Reply with quote

Does your emblem have pins or tabs?
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Emblem tab sealing? Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
Does your emblem have pins or tabs?


Pins. Was the putty used for tabs?

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Emblem tab sealing? Reply with quote

The later models with pins used these, pressed into the hood first, followed by the emblem:
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Earlier models used tabs, which I think were sealed with a putty similar to that used to seal the tab gaps on the back (front) of the dash.
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But those with early models can confirm or correct.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Emblem tab sealing? Reply with quote

Crests use these rubber seals, which look to has a slit. I can't tell he scale, though, and they are listed for the crest, not the VW emblem.
https://www.wagen-werks.com/hood-crest-gasket-bug-to-1962/
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Emblem tab sealing? Reply with quote

Seen some original 1950s beetles that used butyl rubber AKA Dum Dum sealant. That type of sealant comes in a lot of forms from somewhat liquid in a can, to caulking gun tube, to ribbon tape. The last is probably the best for your use if that is your situation.
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