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posted December 19, 2003 08:38 PM
Edited By: straightrepu on 19 Dec 2003 20:47

Just my terminology

I don`t know what material was used to achieve the "insert"
but I`ve had a very difficult time removing it from my two project emblems. I`m open to any suggestions on how to remove the old plastic/resin without damaging the underlying chrome.
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posted December 20, 2003 02:36 PM
Edited By: klaus42 on 20 Dec 2003 14:38

Two possibilities come to mind...

..beyond sheer mechanical methods, (which I'm sure are not the way to go!)... heat, and/or chemical... Kinda curious what manner of compound(s) were in japanese automotive use in the early '70's...? Regardless, you likely know much more than I about the limits of solvent, etc., use without affecting the chrome... What are the odds it could be softened up enough to remove without damage? Same thought on the cautious application of heat...
Or, 'WWCD': What would the chromer do? How does the current state-of-the-art in restoration deal with prepping such a piece for re-chrome?

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posted December 20, 2003 10:38 PM

I very carefully took a pocket knife and chipped it away. lol the blade happened to be the exact same size as the groove.
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