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Re: Vibroplex Rivets

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  • ve7bgp
    Hello All on this Thread In September I got a old 54 Blue Racer that was in really nice shape except the Paint was peeling off it it was not primed properly
    Message 1 of 21 , Dec 11, 2008
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      Hello All on this Thread
      In September I got a old '54 Blue Racer that was in really nice shape
      except the Paint was peeling off it it was not primed properly in the
      Factory. I wanted to refinish the base of that bug. The Rivets on the
      plate was my worst worry about doing that job. The Rivets punched out
      nicely with a little hand punch my Dad made out of an old Choke Cable
      from a wrecked car. I got the base nicely refinished in Tremclad Gray
      Hammertone and let it set a couple of days. The first part to put on
      the Bug when you are reassembling it is the label. I lined the label
      and started the pins with a Fine Needle nosed Pliers. I used the
      Plastic Handle of a medium sized screwdriver to gently drive in the
      rivets. They are easy to put in and do not need much force at all. I
      hope that helps.
      73
      Gerry VE7BGP
    • Jack B.
      My new gold-plated brass plate has been plated with electroless nickel plate, .0003 min thick, followed by bright hard gold plate, .000010 thick . I don t
      Message 2 of 21 , Dec 23, 2008
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        My new gold-plated brass plate has been plated with "electroless
        nickel plate, .0003 min thick, followed by bright hard gold plate,
        .000010 thick". I don't know how much better this is than the plating
        originally put on by Vibroplex, but it sure looks great! I
        re-inserted the rivet pins using the inverted screwdriver technique
        mentioned by Gerry.

        There were some hardships regarding the plate, which I have posted on
        my web site:

        http://members.tcq.net/nzeronv/presentation_bug_227915_gpbp.pdf

        Thanks for all the helpful advice from everyone.

        73,

        Jack - N0NV
      • Jack B.
        P.S. I think I ll have that drink now. .... .. -Jack-
        Message 3 of 21 , Dec 23, 2008
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          P.S. I think I'll have that drink now.
          .... ..

          -Jack-


          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Jack B." <nzeronv@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          >
          > My new gold-plated brass plate has been plated with "electroless
          > nickel plate, .0003 min thick, followed by bright hard gold plate,
          > .000010 thick". I don't know how much better this is than the plating
          > originally put on by Vibroplex, but it sure looks great! I
          > re-inserted the rivet pins using the inverted screwdriver technique
          > mentioned by Gerry.
          >
          > There were some hardships regarding the plate, which I have posted on
          > my web site:
          >
          > http://members.tcq.net/nzeronv/presentation_bug_227915_gpbp.pdf
          >
          > Thanks for all the helpful advice from everyone.
          >
          > 73,
          >
          > Jack - N0NV
          >
        • Ron Johnson
          Well done Jack. A shame it s not full size but it looks good. Yes, go and get that drink and have a great Christmas. Regards, Ron g3xov ... From: Jack B.
          Message 4 of 21 , Dec 23, 2008
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            Well done Jack. A shame it's not full size but it looks good.
            Yes, go and get that drink and have a great Christmas.
            Regards, Ron g3xov


            --- On Tue, 23/12/08, Jack B. <nzeronv@...> wrote:
            From: Jack B. <nzeronv@...>
            Subject: [cw_bugs] Re: Vibroplex Rivets - Replacing the Presentation Plate
            To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Tuesday, 23 December, 2008, 11:27 PM



            P.S. I think I'll have that drink now.
            .... ..

            -Jack-

            --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups .com, "Jack B." <nzeronv@... > wrote:
            >
            >
            >
            > My new gold-plated brass plate has been plated with "electroless
            > nickel plate, .0003 min thick, followed by bright hard gold plate,
            > .000010 thick". I don't know how much better this is than the plating
            > originally put on by Vibroplex, but it sure looks great! I
            > re-inserted the rivet pins using the inverted screwdriver technique
            > mentioned by Gerry.
            >
            > There were some hardships regarding the plate, which I have posted on
            > my web site:
            >
            > http://members. tcq.net/nzeronv/ presentation_ bug_227915_ gpbp.pdf
            >
            > Thanks for all the helpful advice from everyone.
            >
            > 73,
            >
            > Jack - N0NV
            >

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