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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 01-05-2002 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whats the best way to get them apart to clean them up without breaking them? Laqer thinner? Too strong? What takes the undercoating off the outside? Gasoline? or will that melt the plastic? What do we use to glue them back together again after they've been painted? This project should keep me busy for a couple of days. Thanks.

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-05-2002 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mineral spirits, or failing that, gasoline. Lacquer thinner eats plastic-a total loss! You might also drop them in some Pine Sol over nite after the undercoat removal. Pine Sol is good stuff-takes paint off of plastic.

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PONYMAN
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posted 01-06-2002 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I took my grille Sportlamps apart, I used, 3M Emblem adhesive. It worked great.
Available at most reputable parts stores. Got mine at O'Reilly's.

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 01-08-2002 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. Mine are glued together prety good. Any body know how to get them apart without breaking them?

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PONYMAN
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posted 01-08-2002 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used a utility knife on my Sportlamps. The kind with the breakable blade to give you a lot of new points. I just went carefullly round the seam, going a little deeper each time until they came apart. My bars on the sportslamps were broken and I obtained just the lenses and had to mate them with my backs. Hope this helps.

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