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GaryL

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69 parking light restoration
« on: March 18, 2007, 09:38:52 PM »
Can the parking light housings be replated? The wiring must be removed. Has anyone done this? If not how good are the repros?
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Re: 69 parking light restoration
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2007, 10:38:52 PM »
Yes they can be replated. Its better to have the originals replated because they say Made in USA on them. I don't think the repros do.

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Re: 69 parking light restoration
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 11:38:03 PM »
The plastic keeper that holds the wire contacts has a tit that keeps it aligned in the housing so the bulb make contact. I broke that tit, but if you hold the wires where they need to be, the bulb will make contact.
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m22mike

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Re: 69 parking light restoration
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 02:40:24 AM »
Yes they can be replated, and you do not have to remove the wire leed. The plating is a cold process and it will not harm rubber, plastic etc.
Had mine done here in Akron at Beringer Plating in cad. Way better plating than zink IMO. I mask off the copper ferrel with a liquid rubber mask so they would not get plated.

http://www.beringerplatinginc.com/





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Re: 69 parking light restoration
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 02:48:18 AM »
We do these all the time for customers. 

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Re: 69 parking light restoration
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 03:37:32 AM »
Should have known. What do you use for the rubber tube? Mine are gone (cut in half) when a previous owner did a wrecking yard job on it.
Gary

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Re: 69 parking light restoration
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 10:43:10 AM »
Just to keep this post up to date, we found some examples of 69 parking lights with silver cad as well as the gold.

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=119522


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Re: 69 parking light restoration
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007, 01:15:21 PM »
Ditto that, I too have  seen one set on a 69 Z that were silver.
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