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Old 08-21-2007, 09:05 PM   #1
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Airstream Letters 75 Sovereign

I have the letters on the front and back above the windows instead of the nameplate on the older models. Since I'm in the process of polishing I'm wondering if I can just remove them, repaint them and then glue them back on -- or, are they connected in some other way? I discovered that the Sovereign logo on the side with the serial number was connected with rivets, I think. At least some kind of pegs. Any info would be appreciated. If it's just a matter of glue or some adhesive, then which kind is best for this job? Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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The letters are held on the same way as the "sovereign" emblem.
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As Terry mentioned the letters have pegs on the back - they have fasteners on the pegs. If you don't have access to the rear (interior skin off) when you pull the letters you'll end up with letters with little pins sticking out the back and no way to put them back in the original manor. In that case the manual I have recommends breaking off the pins, drilling holes in the letters, putting sealant on the back and then riveting them back in place.

Have you thought of painting them in place with spray paint - that's what I did and they came out fine. Tape them off and cut out the letter design with an exacto knife. See this link for some photos.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...ler-33391.html
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Have you thought of painting them in place with spray paint - that's what I did and they came out fine. Tape them off and cut out the letter design with an exacto knife. See this link for some photos.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...ler-33391.html
I did the same with a brush, and a can of Royal Blue Rustoleum. The letters look good. I'll post photos next time I get over to the trailer.
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