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My 2005 ESCALADE had to be painted and the shop is gonna put the letters back on, but they never marked were they went. Can someone tell me exactly how far from the start of the door the start and how much gap is between them and how high from the moulding, i also need the measurments for the tailgate
 

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Re: Placeing the letters back on my ESCALADE

I can't speak to the exact distance from the moulding or door edge, but a quick and dirty method of getting the proper distances between the letters on the badge and keeping it straight... If you still have the Escalade emblem on the other side, or can get access to another Escalade, you can clean the emblem attached to the other door or vehicle with a damp cloth then take a thick piece of clear tape (I forget what the clear tape is called... Masking, or box tape sized is what I mean) and attach it over it keeping it as centered as possible. Then take a sharpie and carefully trace the letters on the other side of the tape. Then after you put adhesive back your LOOSE letters, you can take the same piece of tape and lay your letters onto the outline you traced.

Carefully pick up the whole thing and place it more or less where you've determined the emblem needs to be. Then just apply pressure and lift off the clear tape once the adhesive sticks.

It really is critical to get the Escalade emblem spacing right or it looks like shit. I can't BELIEVE the shop didn't do this before they took them off.
 

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Re: Placeing the letters back on my ESCALADE

^^^ What a great tip! I have got to keep that in the memory bank for when I need it!
 

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Re: Placeing the letters back on my ESCALADE

i've never heard of a body shop even marking them off/saving them, unless they do shitty work. if you take the emblems off, you put new ones on. plain and simple. the new ones come pre-spaced with tape on the outside of the letters to line the row up before you stick it on.
 

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see how theres tape on both sides? and they are pre-spaced. the bottom of the "S" and "C" have a glare, they are straight....they are $10 new on ebay w/ free shiping and OEM... if a shop cant afford 10-20$ they are being cheap IMO .... i know at my old shop we never re-used emblems.... ghetto and never line up 100% as hard as u try
 

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Re: Placeing the letters back on my ESCALADE

Ok thx i just need to know how high up from the moulding they need to go and how far back from the start of the door
 
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