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What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« on: January 05, 2009, 06:53:16 AM »
Does anyone know what was brushed to protect the chipped paint where the VIN was stamped into the top of the firewall after being assigned at Chevrolet?

In the lower right of the photo you can see the VIN and something brushed over like clear or glue...

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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 02:46:21 PM »
i was thinking they were stamped before paint?

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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 03:27:30 PM »
No VINS were assigned after the body was received at Chevrolet from Fisher then they were stamped.

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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 07:45:57 AM »
Nothing was done by the factory. Stamp it and build it. The paint was still soft so that helped.
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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 02:38:21 PM »
Kurt,
The photo above is of the Black Z...
It had something slathered on it when it was done as where the chipped paint exposed bare metal is not rusted but protected by the "yellowed glue or clear coat"
I will take the wiper cowl off and take some more pics.


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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 05:37:28 PM »
Nothing was done in the plant after stamping the VIN derivative - someone must have done that later. The VIN was stamped, the wiper linkage (and A/C plenum valve, if equipped) were installed, then the cowl vent panel, washer nozzles, and seals were installed.
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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 07:13:02 PM »
Nothing was done in the plant after stamping the VIN derivative - someone must have done that later. The VIN was stamped, the wiper linkage (and A/C plenum valve, if equipped) were installed, then the cowl vent panel, washer nozzles, and seals were installed.

Here is a photo I've recently taken of my VIN derivative, under the cowl panel, which is still in original paint, and never been removed.  I took these photos looking down thru the cowl vent, while shining a bright light into it.   You can see that the VIN stamp is corroded, more so than the area around it, and the detailed photo also indicates that dust/mud/dirt over the years has 'cllung' to the stamped areas.





when I saw that, I immediately wanted to do something to 'preserve' that stamp, but I'm unsure what I should do.   If it were not for potential judging point losses, I'd remove the cowl panel, gently brush away anything loose, wash away any dust/dirt, and then do a phosphate treatment of the area, followed by a light coat of either black, or clear paint.   I would like to show my car in an unrestored/survivor category sometime this year if possible.   What do you fellas suggest I do about this area?
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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 07:59:12 PM »
My 28K Z/28 looks just like your James. I can't see any brush marks, it looks like a clear was poured over the numbers, thick enough to puddle.

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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2009, 12:21:50 PM »
Kurt,
The photo above is of the Black Z...
It had something slathered on it when it was done as where the chipped paint exposed bare metal is not rusted but protected by the "yellowed glue or clear coat"
I will take the wiper cowl off and take some more pics.

James there is nothing on mine.


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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009, 06:38:33 PM »
ok guys now we have 2 cars original paint and chipped VIN paint with clear covering it up... are we sure this is not assembly line correct?
Would you bet your life on it?

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Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2009, 06:41:00 PM »
69 Z/RS I would remove the cowl vent, put some safest rust remover on it... it will not remove any paint or harm the finishes... then either use a little boeshield or cosmoline.