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Old 08-29-2020, 08:07 PM   #1
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Removing, restoring, and replacing vintage Airstream nameplate

As with everything, I'm sure this has been addressed before--but thanks in advance for any advice.

I am about to begin polishing my motley, oxidized '86 Excella in sections, starting with the crowns at either end so that I can get my new WBCCI numerals and crests affixed. Step 1 is removing the nameplates (rear one pictured).

Because I don't think I can replace these nameplates, I'm terrified of messing this up. But from what I understand it's as simple as drilling out the pop rivets (no special tool needed because they're hollow and thus pre-dimpled). Right?

Once I have it off, I'd like to do whatever I can to extend its life--paint it, seal it, etc. Any advice?

And once I've polished the crowns, I should be able to reaffix it with another three pop rivets, yes?

Thanks for any advice!
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It looks like the name plate has been off before. Your process to remove and put it back are spot on. Do be careful...
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