I'm a little embarrassed to ask this but I'm just afraid of doing any damage to # 1791.

Here goes:

What is the best way to remove the rear " deTomaso " and " Pantera " insignia ?

I wish to replace the Chrome with mat black insignia.

Thanks

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They have pins on the back that go through and come out on the other side. There are friction push nuts that slide over the pins. They can be hard to find because they are underneath the frame of the deck lid. You can feel for them, and use a small mirror. Once located, use a small screw driver and gently work the nuts off. 

rrs1 posted:

They have pins on the back that go through and come out on the other side. There are friction push nuts that slide over the pins. They can be hard to find because they are underneath the frame of the deck lid. You can feel for them, and use a small mirror. Once located, use a small screw driver and gently work the nuts off. 

Thanks a ton for the help.

Where can I find  "friction push nuts" that will fit.

The scripts do not come with them

The PO used bits of rubber tubing to secure the script

Grateful as always

Light media blasting will help the paint adhere and enable a smoother finish.  Spray painting with a rattle can is adequate after blasting but powder coating would work best.  Here is a deck lid latch that was powder coated.  But simply Scotchbrite and spray paint should also work.

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thrillrider posted:

My plan is to respray the chrome insignia to Flat Black and reinstall them.

Any thoughts on prepping the chrome before spraying flat black

I used SEM Black Stain Trim Spray paint about 15 years ago on All the Chrome on My Car. Looks good to this day, and is easy to touch up if needed! First I taped off everything then clean and degrease everything! Went over everything with a Scotchbrite and Clean again. Two coats of SEM Black Primer, Two coat Black Stain! I did remove the Insignias to Paint.

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The reason I am doing this is because after purchasing Black Insignia the paint started to chip and peel off even with a gentle touch during installation.

So now I will apply the Black finish to the chrome insignia.

If this works out I will also spray a new set of windshield wipers I have yet to purchase.

I don't know what it is with Pantera Owners but they seem to Hate Wind Shield Wipers and Sun Visors. ( Many photos support this )

Driver's Side  Visor and Passenger Side Windshield Wiper were missing when I purchased Pantera

 

cuvee posted:
thrillrider posted:

My plan is to respray the chrome insignia to Flat Black and reinstall them.

Any thoughts on prepping the chrome before spraying flat black

I used SEM Black Stain Trim Spray paint about 15 years ago on All the Chrome on My Car. Looks good to this day, and is easy to touch up if needed! First I taped off everything then clean and degrease everything! Went over everything with a Scotchbrite and Clean again. Two coats of SEM Black Primer, Two coat Black Stain! I did remove the Insignias to Paint.

Beautiful Lusso.

I love the Halibrand Style wheels.

What dimensions do the wheels have?

thrillrider posted:
cuvee posted:
thrillrider posted:

My plan is to respray the chrome insignia to Flat Black and reinstall them.

Any thoughts on prepping the chrome before spraying flat black

I used SEM Black Stain Trim Spray paint about 15 years ago on All the Chrome on My Car. Looks good to this day, and is easy to touch up if needed! First I taped off everything then clean and degrease everything! Went over everything with a Scotchbrite and Clean again. Two coats of SEM Black Primer, Two coat Black Stain! I did remove the Insignias to Paint.

Beautiful Lusso.

I love the Halibrand Style wheels.

What dimensions do the wheels have?

The Wheels are from Team 3 Wheels in San Leandro Calif. Model AC lll. With this Wheel your can get pretty much any back spacing. My Wheels are 17x8-18x11.  

thrillrider posted:

P.S. 

Trim looks Great.

How have you fastened your insignia.....I am having trouble getting the Push Nuts attached under the body panel..I could use a 3rd hand.

If I remember right I was able to use the original fastens that came with the car. Yes they were a Pain!

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