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Old 04-02-2012, 09:33 AM   #15
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My 1974 Ambassador looks like there is no attachment method from the outside, but I'm going to give the putty knife method a try after pre-drilling for blue rivets. I am searching for this too, but what method is the easiest and gives good results for painting? Do I simply spray the entire letter, then use a solvent to remove paint from the raised edge?

I've been taping the International placard off for the red and blue flag areas, but the big white field with the International area in it will certainly be more difficult.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #16
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and to think - I'm trying to keep mine from peeling off! ;-)
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #17
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My 1974 Ambassador looks like there is no attachment method from the outside, but I'm going to give the putty knife method a try after pre-drilling for blue rivets. I am searching for this too, but what method is the easiest and gives good results for painting? Do I simply spray the entire letter, then use a solvent to remove paint from the raised edge?

I've been taping the International placard off for the red and blue flag areas, but the big white field with the International area in it will certainly be more difficult.
The flags and letters on your Airstream, all had small posts on the backside.

Then, holes were drilled to match the location of those posts.

The flags,letters were then inserted into the holes, and a speed nut was slid over those posts to hold those parts in place.

Using a putty knife will remove them with ease.

Reinstall them using pop rivets, and of course some sealer.

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:31 AM   #18
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Have a question about the letters:

1. How would one re-attach the letters with pop rivets without drilling holes through the front of the letters, thus exposing the pop rivets on the front? I removed my letters from the back and most still have the posts, but a few broke off since they were so corroded. I know the small sighs use rivets, so I'm good there, just not sure about the letters, epoxy?
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