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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:36 pm    Post subject: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

Ill be sending my shell off for chemical dipping and painting soon, and for import/legal/registration reasons I MUST retain the original door sticker with no exceptions.

What's the best way to preserve this thing? Cut out with a dremel and get the bodyman to very very very carefully weld it back in after dipping? Can a new one with a matching VIN be manufactured?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

Ask the dipper.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

Dipper says that if the sticker is there, it'll be destroyed. Has to come off ahead of time.

Replacement may be the play, but the safety pattern doesnt seem to be punched out on the replacements Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

You can try heat, maybe a hair dryer and if not a heat gun.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

You're not getting it off in one piece, that's the point of the safety pattern. There is a company that makes them with the pattern and dots cut in, but I can't remember who.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

I don’t know about your US regulations but wouldn’t you get a problem “counterfeiting” a federally mandated ID plate?

I mean if it was that easy what stops people making these up to falsify stolen cars?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

you either don't get that door dipped, or you carefully cut that section out and then weld it back. And then, not destroying the sticker with heat is the issue. I think carefully stripping that door by hand is the sensible choice, unless there's some reason the door absolutely needs to be dipped
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

viiking wrote:
I don’t know about your US regulations but wouldn’t you get a problem “counterfeiting” a federally mandated ID plate?

I mean if it was that easy what stops people making these up to falsify stolen cars?

Just saying!

It's just an ID sticker. You can buy replacements for new cars too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

These stickers are on the door frame, so not dipping isnt an option either. Leaning towards the dremmel at this point, if it gets wrecked ill buy a new one
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: How to preserve door sticker during chemical dipping? Reply with quote

You have three other metal VIN locations, not having the door jam sticker isn't a deal breaker. When I was working at a Nissan body shop we had a vendor that made replacements for most makes (don't recall how far back), just had to verify the VIN.
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