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    99 GTS Fuel Door restoration anybody attempt it

    The factory clearcoat is peeling on my fuel door and I would like to strip it and polish it. Has anyone tried this before? The plastic pins that hold the cap to the filler surround and the latch would have to be knocked out and replaced with ??
    I am thinking some very thin polished male/female type screws and long nuts may be the answer to replace the factory plastic pins if there is such a thing. Thanks in advance.

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    I tore apart my '96 but it has brass pins. I took my time and was able to get it apart without damaging anything. I brought it to a professional metal polisher who cleaned it up and re-cleared it, and then reassembled it myself. Still looks excellent about 4 years later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milehigh99GTS View Post
    Has anyone tried this before?
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    JOHN TEMPLE, he bought all of the used from Scharfs a couple years ago for cores and has them chromed.

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    I have torn one apart and sent it out for chrome. Once it comes back I'll be putting it back together. Hardest part is getting the original pins out without damaging them.
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    Sex bolts aren't the best thing to make a pin from. They are meant to fasten things to thick collapsible surfaces, without collapsing the surface.

    It's been sitting in my to do pile for 7 years since I chromed my spare cap but I went with shoulder screws. Pics are during mock up before sending out to chrome.

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    Does anyone have contact info for John Temple?

    Thank you.

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    Thank you Jon B.

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    Just an FYI, or reference $ point, I did the whole thing for about $300, including a spare gas cap, the chroming, and few pieces of hardware. So that's the DIY method cost. Some day I'll install it and sell my original cap and probably recover some of what I spent. Or all of it depending on what gas caps are selling for these days.
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