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Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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As Snakeoil pointed out, chemicals have to be taken seriously. Since the overriding message of my post was "don't do this", I did not discuss the precautions that should be taken. Although I did not mention it, I used chemical gloves and safety glasses for all this. Thanks, Snakeoil!

I knew the acetone would not work, since I have used acetone to clean overspray off chrome trim numerous times. I had my doubts about oven cleaner - after all, aren't oven racks chrome plated?

Thanks for the advice on heating the footpegs and pressing the stud out. It's pretty tough to get a good grip in the vise, with the shape of the peg. We'll see if the heat works. If not, then I can resort to the drill press.

So bottom line on painting chrome pieces: sand it or hit it with a wire brush. If some flakes come off, great. If the flakes hold on through the wire brush, they are a firm foundation. Prime. Paint. Assemble. Ride.

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Magnum, my bad for assuming you knew how the stud is attached to the peg. It is a true stud, which means it is treaded on both ends. Heat the peg in the stud area and unscrew it from the stud. If you try to press it out, you will get nowhere and may just screw up things even worse.

I strongly suggest you get a parts manual and take a look at the bits and pieces so you know what you are dealing with. If you don't have a manual, they are available on line. Check the tips and tricks section here for links to the manuals.

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Old 11-03-2012, 12:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Snakeoil:
Let's see... where's the "egg on my face" smiley? Hmmm, can't find one. Maybe this one applies:

No heat was needed. They screwed right out. In my defense, let me point out that the parts manual shows this as a bolt, not as a stud and a nut.

Thanks for telling me it was a threaded stud. I would have really felt like an idiot if I had resorted to drilling it out, only to find that it was threaded.

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In my defense, let me point out that the parts manual shows this as a bolt, not as a stud and a nut. -- Jim
Since I have a chance to kick you while you are down, no sense letting a good opportunity slip by.

Yes, the '71 parts book does show it as a bolt and I believe a bolt is correct for that year. My '76 uses bolts. But the bolt threads into the peg. So stud or bolt, it still should have been obvious that it unscrews.

So your feeble defense argument is denied and you'll be hung at dawn.

Next case.

Did a great job of hijacking this thread, didn't we?

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