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    Question is how can I remove the paint without damaging the VIN plate?
    Someone else must have gone through this?
    Any advise would be great.
    Thanks
    Rob
    1960 Lark VIII Convertible.
    1960 Lark VIII Convertibe
    1964 Daytona *
    1956 Stude PU *
    1951 Stude PU *
    1963 Lark *
    1960 Lark Regal 4 door *
    *= previously owned.

  • #2
    The part that is most important is the imprint. I suspect a good paint remover should clean the stainless. The cleaner will not remove the critical part, the imprint. The art work the surrounds the imprint can be bought from several vendors.

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    • #3
      I use "goof-off" paint remover. It is a lot softer on the metal than paint remover. It does require a bit of rubbing.
      John
      1963 Avanti R2
      Marshall, VA

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      • #4
        Hi Rob good to see you here!

        I don't actually know how you could only remove the Top Coat, I wonder if a quick smear and short soak with paint stripper might only take off the newer paint?

        But at least as post #2 says, the "Important part" will be OK. The replacement Decals come from one of the Top Studebaker Vendors in Australia.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          I used to be in a business where the property was repeatedly covered with "unauthorized urban art" aka graffiti. As John recommends Goof-off was the best. Keep the paint on the serial number "VIN" plate moist with the product and that will reduce the rubbing required.
          ed ellis

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          the "SUPER COUPE"

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          • #6
            I don't think you can save the decal work but just lacquer thinner on a rag should remove paint easy but tape around the edge of tag to protect the paint on the jam.
            Candbstudebakers
            Castro Valley,
            California


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