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Old 11-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Removing name plate?

I'm stumped on this one ...
Is there a way to take this off to polish underneath or is there a trick to polish with it in place?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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You have to take the interior skins off to get the emblem off. It has posts with things that I don't know the name of.....the closest I can come to explaining them is that they're square & have a hole in the middle--they push on & need to be pried off from the inside. Just alot of tedious polishing, I'm afraid..
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When I had my Buick's body and paint redone they worked a 'putty' knife behind the name plate at the mounting posts then gave the knife a sharp hit with a hammer. To NOT scratch the aluminum use a plastic knife. To remount the name plate they used a double side tape made just for that. That tape is available at auto paint supply stores. The tape is first applied to the back of the name plate then trimmed around, then mounted on the coach. You have to get it exactly on where you want it as this tape is almost permanent.

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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I'm stumped on this one ...
Is there a way to take this off to polish underneath or is there a trick to polish with it in place?
I'd Polish around it if I was you. I think VTS or Caswell has small polishing tips that may help you.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:59 AM   #5
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Well, while I appreciate the input, I have to say that I don't "like" any of your answers! 😉

I was afraid that there was a back-side trick to it for it to have held these 50+ years. I really want to maintain as much original as possible, so I think I'll opt for the tiny polishing tools.

Thanks for the help, everyone!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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Here's from my manual for 76. Manual says "when access to the backside is not possible, cut into the skin to gain access, then rivet new piece over it"... I'm tearing mine down inside, so I'm going to see if I can access the back side and remove them with reasonable effort. I dont think I'm going to remove a bunch of skins in an area where I'm not working just to do this though. I'll probably just try and work around it. Was looking at Harbor Freight last night and see they sell some small dremmel- type tools for polishing the small areas for cheap. Hope this helps- good luck! Micky
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