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hey, im aware its not "correct" to remove firewall paint from trim tag on gtos, but it does look kinda nice under the hood. how should it be done? i assume masking tape around it and some fine steel wool. could someone that has done it tell me the method?...rickm.
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Tape it off and use a small cotton buff on a rotary tool along with rouge or buffing compound...... then stand back and make sure you have shades on
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My cowl tag had that much paint on it you could barely read the letters. I bet there was 5 coats of paint on it.

I took a screw driver and putty knife and knocked off the worst of it. I then used sand paper to cut more of it. I then used mineral spirits and 0000 steel wool. I spent hours and hours on it. When I was finished it I left it aluminum and did not apply any paint to it. I left it natural. It shines.

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I painted mine and then ran sandpaper over the letters, it's not correct but looks pretty good and is easy to read;

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'05gto,yours came out pretty nice..
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