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 Post subject: Restore or Replace?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:31 pm 
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Going to be asking this question about a lot of items. Just got the car back from paint and beginning to line up the parts to reassemble. Not trying to make a concours winner, just want to drive it. Can these be repaired or should I replace? Thanks in advance for your input!


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 Post subject: Re: Restore or Replace?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:11 am 
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IMHO, I would re-use the originals

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 Post subject: Re: Restore or Replace?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Looks like coastal corrosion.
I would use simichrome polish, they will look fine even if you polish through the clear coating.
Don't polish the Reutter badge, just wash it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:58 am 
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Thanks for the advice! More question for you guys. Are the "Porsche" and "S" emblems supposed to be gold with a clear coat? Would bead blasting take the green oxidation off the hood badge and not ruin the enamel? Lastly, should I install the headliner before the carpet of carpet then the headliner? Thanks again for the info!

Jason


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:32 pm 
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I did headliner first. Carpet I left util just ready for carpet then seats. I felt no use getting in and out repeatedly with fresh carpeting to install rear window and quarter windows, clothes hooks etc.

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