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Old 07-09-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Letter/Emblem removal

Does anyone know how to remove the raised "Airstream" emblems/letters from the front and rear of an A/S trailer? I have a '72 Ambassador.
Also, once they are off, what is the best way to put them back on?
I am not sure if they are glued on.
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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The Airstream emblems on your trailer or made from cast aluminum and are put on with anchoring pins at the factory. My service manual doesn't say anything about how to get the letters OFF, but regarding reinstallation, states, "Where access to the rear of the cast lettering is not possible, break off the anchoring pin with great care and attach the letter back with blue No. 30 pop rivets. Be sure and seal the perimeter of each letter to prevent leaks."
Hope this helps.
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P.S. Why are you having to take them off?
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You very "carefully" shear off the blind studs with a sharp putty knife.

Again, carefully, so that you don't scratch the metal.

The letters are reinstalled with blue pop rivets.

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Old 07-09-2004, 10:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback guys.
GStephens - I am taking them off because I am starting the polishing process. I want to make easy for polishing evenly.
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"Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple."
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Guess I fit into the above category all too often. Good luck with your project.
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