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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2017, 11:30:58 PM »
Very nice. Thanks for the information. I have a 69 bone grill I need to strip....Joe
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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2017, 11:31:25 PM »
Turned out GREAT, but man, you must have a DAMN STEADY HAND!!!

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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2017, 02:56:05 AM »
Awesome work Dave, looks better than new. I never realised before that the perimeter of the gauge plate itself was chrome-edged.
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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2017, 03:12:43 AM »
Turned out GREAT, but man, you must have a DAMN STEADY HAND!!!

Ed

Not really. I drilled a couple of holes in an upright board that the "barbs" on the bottom the cover would hook into and hold the cover still. So it was really the cover that was steady, not me!

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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2017, 11:22:27 AM »
Impressive.  Very nice work.  Cant wait to see the whole project completed.
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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 10:28:22 AM »
Nice work and reporting! I'd read and heard about the oven cleaner but never had to use but great to know it does work and what and how you both used it. Gage cover and touch up on gauge looks fantastic.
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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2017, 03:06:08 AM »
Impressive job and very informative guys.  When I first read oven cleaner I kinda cringed  :o
Darrell

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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2017, 12:57:32 PM »
Darrell Cook 1st told me about this oven cleaner method of stripper for plastic when I wanted to remove clear coat from a radiator fan shroud. It does work! Recently, I wanted to remove interior dye from a door panel and I used oven cleaner.
Dave, thanks for the "heads up" on the Deco-Premium paint pen. I went out and got one myself. I went crazy on dash carriers during a recent stormy day.
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Re: Stripping paint from '68 console gauge cover?
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2017, 03:49:39 PM »
not to hijack, but a picture nonetheless of dashes
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1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
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