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Mike ~fomoco posted this awhile back down this thread earlier.

John Draxler at the TBird Ranch carries vinyl paint repair decals for '60 tail light sections (as I recall) and the quarter panel emblems. I used them before. $10.00 each, I think.
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Thanks Ray, I was thinking I would just paint those back in. I wanted know how he had got the old vinyl or paint out of all of those little squares.
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Our '59's do not have the small squares. Instead they have the long strips. I got that kit from John Draxler. I think I used 000 steel wool to clean up that area and then placed the sticky strips from the kit in place, as I recall.
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What was the problem with powder coating pot metal. I was considering doing this, but what would I be getting into? Chrome shops want a fortune to redo the tail light assemblies.
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i used johns 58 hubcap decals. put them on 10 years ago,and they are still there!
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I had my bezels and plates powdercoated. I media blasted them myself before giving them to the powdercoater. The plates looked copper colored after I blasted them. After I got the plates back I dipped a toothpick into a jar of gloss black model paint and let it drip into the squares. Tedious but it's holding up well. The bezels were warped when I got them back. I gave them back to the powdercoater and he massaged them enough that I could get them back on the car. Then the shop instituted a no powdercoating pot metal policy. I have pictures on Our Rides.
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Thanks for the info. I finally found the pics of your tail lights and they look really good on the pics. I'll have to check with some of the powder coating places and talk with them about warpage. That was a good heads up. I also noticed your switches mounted in the ash tray. I plan to do the same thing and already bought the same switches. Mine just won't be controlling a NOs system. LOL I'm thinking of the power antenna, elect. fuel pump, power locks and map light switch.
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