HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  Porch on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:01 pm

I don't want this to be a rag on Greg, because THIS IS NOT HIS FAULT. However, i strongly advise against installing the hybrid crest.

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After about two weeks of sun, i noticed one of the white "checkers" on the flag had come off. No big deal, i figured i'd fill it back in later with some model paint or something. Another week, and another white checker. Another week...you get the idea. Then i noticed that ALL the white paint was coming off. Okay... So i guess i'll replace ALL the white paint, right?

Then last weekend, i pulled the car into the shade to give it a bath. I guess i didn't let the emblem cool off enough before hitting it with water, but, still... You can see the result.

Shame, i really liked the thing, and i got lots of compliments on it. Hopefully the old emblem will bolt back on (remember the part about drilling out the header panel?).

Maybe the hybrid emblem is better suited for interior use? It's a beautiful piece, and Greg put a lot of hard work into it--it just appears that the manufacturer is using crappy paints or something. :sigh:
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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  modenas on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:59 pm

that sucks, they were nice
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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  Dougs951 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:05 pm

Soda blast it and repaint?

I painted my wheel crest with nail polish and clear coated over top.

That lasted 2 years untill I went with a full wheel repaint.

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  gt1scca on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:02 am

Chris,

I contacted the manufacturer about another crest with the same problem in June, and haven't gotten any results. These were supposedly enameled, but from what I have seen with the two failures, the plating is the problem. Nothing sticks to chrome plating (from my experience, anyway), and the white enameled sections are releasing from the plating. Hindsight is 20/20...They should not have been plated.

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  Porch on Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:30 am

No big deal, Greg. Smile
I'll hang on to it and maybe one of these days i'll blast it down and have it powdercoated/repainted or something.
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Post  fliermike45 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:03 am

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  Porch on Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:26 am

Fliermike--there are other ways to handle this. GTFO---->
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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  modenas on Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:09 am

Fliermike, did you read what put on the tread him? I feel your pain, but, ever want anything, wait till he on his feet for sure and he will handle his business. btw im not on either side, both have stories and both have problem, get over it, it life,. move on!
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Post  fliermike45 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:27 am

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  subterfuge on Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:22 am

I understand that you want what is owed you, but if you decide to call him out in every thread he posts in, this board is going to come to a standstill, every thread will devolve into demands for compensation.
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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  Porch on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:00 pm

Me -- no.
And on top of what Eric said, i'm going to get really pissed if you call him out in every thread, because i'm just here for the fun of it. I'm sure there are other ways you can deal with getting your money back or getting your parts that don't involve other people's threads.
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Post  fliermike45 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:32 pm

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  Porch on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Thanks!
I really do understand where you're coming from, but there's nothing *I* or the rest of us here can do. I hope you get it all settled...
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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  Porch on Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:47 pm

We're all aware of it, you've made your point. There's nothing that any of us can do. You're just making this site miserable. Is that what you want?
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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  docwyte on Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:50 pm

That may be a little bit harsh. I can understand the anger when you're out parts and hard earned money, only to see the person responsible posting on the site while they ignore every attempt of communication you've made to them personally.

Honestly it's a crappy situation and I hope that it gets resolved by either monetary refunds, return of parts and/or delivering of parts that were ordered/paid for and promised.

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  Porch on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:31 am

There we go, i like this solution (Greg's Customer Service area).
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Hybrid Badge

Post  fliermike45 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:13 am

I grew up in Birmingham, UK which was once the center for Automobile and Jewelery manufacturing.
The Cloissone process of enamelling metal was used for jewellery and car badges.

My Father worked for one of these badge companies and he taught me that they usually enamelled the base metal then chrome plated the badge after the enamel process.
The chrome could not adhere to the enamel because it was an insulator.

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  robstah on Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:15 am

Has anyone figured out a solution to this problem yet? I would really like to run the badge, but I do worry about the wear. Is there a way to coat it with clear epoxy or the likes and have it stay together?

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Anther solution

Post  fliermike45 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:09 am

Anybody had any experience of clear powder coating. Would this help "lock in" the enamel?

Is clear powdercoat truly clear?

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  spence on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:18 am

If the paint isn't adhering to the base metal, then nothing added on top of that paint will do any good.... I've got one of these badges to; I plan on using it in the interior somewhere.
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Protective skin

Post  fliermike45 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:34 pm

Yes the fused enamel powder is not gripping the plated base metal, I was considering encapsulation to enclose the whole thing hoping that clear powder coat may work. Another option may be to dip/cover the whole thing in clear acrylic.

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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  xschop on Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:36 pm

Hey Mike, so is the one that I'm selling the same run as the pic Porch posted? Mine looks like a better quality one with exposed chrome plated outlines.
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Re: Hybrid crest: 2 months :(

Post  robstah on Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:35 pm

How about vacuum forming a layer of clear plastic over it?

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Rob's badge

Post  fliermike45 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:36 pm

Rob, I believe there was only one batch, but I could be wrong.
Can't find mine to compare, but I would like to find some way of covering it with a clear
skin. I'm going to search the encapsulating companies.

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