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Old January 27th, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Smile Trunk Lock

Hello Everyone,

I have a question about the truck lock assembly. Mine works great but the gold part (door) is dull. I have not tried to polish it yet because I am concerned the polish wheel may remove the gold finish. How can I restore the beauty of the gold door? I have seen these truck lock assemblies selling for over $200 and I just cannot afford to buy a new one. Thanks in advance for your time.

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Old January 27th, 2009, 01:37 PM
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I had mine plated (along with the birds on the front fenders). It's been 10 years and is finally wearing off in a couple of places on the latch cover. It was actually gold plated by the same place here in Seattle that did the chrome work.

A few years into having them installed, I got into a fender bender and one of the birds got banged up. So I took another pair and painted them with a gold metallic paint and matte clear coat (both rattle can). That actually looks pretty good too. And of course not as hard on the wallet!

Kenny Likins
Ballard, Seattle, WA

`62 Tudor Sedan (`69 200, C4, 8-inch 4-lug 2.79 rearend, Duraspark II, MSD, Weber 32/36 DGEV)
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