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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 20, 4:24 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 69 chevelle that the trim tag is kind of hard to read. The body shop painted over it recently and I don't know if it has been painted over before that or not. Is there a way to clean off the paint without damaging the tag or the numbers? The numbers and letters just don't seem to be stamped very deep. It is a Baltimore tag also. Thanks for any help.
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Lacquer thinner should do the job

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 20, 6:38 PM Thread Starter
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I will give that a try. Were some of the tags from different plants stamped shallow? That kind of seems to be the issue also.
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I will give that a try. Were some of the tags from different plants stamped shallow? That kind of seems to be the issue also.
If two blank tags were stamped at the same time...
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 20, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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I tried lacquer thinner and it wouldn't touch the paint. It is a single stage urethane i am pretty sure. Any other ideas?
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I tried lacquer thinner and it wouldn't touch the paint. It is a single stage urethane i am pretty sure. Any other ideas?
You may try StripIt. I used it back in the 80`s to strip the paint on my 73 Riviera and it worked great.It bubbled the paint right off.

Be careful not to get it where you don't want it.
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Your local Parts City auto parts store should carry "aircraft grade" paint remover in an areosole can. Very effective. Tape off everything you don't want stripped.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 20, 1:09 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any chance the stripper will eat into the tag? I have used that stuff before and it works well, just didn't want to damage the tag.
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Is there any chance the stripper will eat into the tag? I have used that stuff before and it works well, just didn't want to damage the tag.

If the tag is aluminum, be wary of using anything with acids or alkalies.

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Anyone know what its made of?
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Got a magnet?

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Use a soft wire brush in a drill

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Anyone know what its made of?

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