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VIN tag

Discussion in 'Tech Discussion' started by texasmike, May 25, 2019.

  1. texasmike

    texasmike Junior Member

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    Can one of you guys tell me what an original vin dashboard tag looked like? Mine is a solid piece of rust but is still readable. I need to replace my windshield and that would be a good time to clean it up and refresh it. Thanks.
     
  2. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Surface rust is normal, I don't believe they ever had a coating of any kind on them. Just bare steel. Yours must not be too bad? A water leak around the window can rot them out, but that usually makes it nearly impossible to read.
     
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  3. 1987 GMC Jimmy

    1987 GMC Jimmy Automobile Hoarder

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    Should be a silverish, bare metal color.
     
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    If your DMV is fussy,you might not want to mess with it. You could make it look altered.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2019

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