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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 01:44 pm
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Scott Hogan
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Good Morning,

I have a Signal No. IIV-120 4 blade in a metalic blue finish.
Mostly in fair condition, but the base plate got wet in the distant past, causing the paint to lift off - with the ID tag.
The tag is quite readable, but the material (paint) to which it's glued is almost free of the plate.
What is the preferred / best thing to do?
Left strictly to my own (uneducated / inexperienced) devices, I would remove the tag, with it's paint and seal it inside some small container which could be left inside the base.
Also, should I attempt to repaint the affected base plate?
Otherwise, my plan is to partially disassemble the unit, clean everything possible, attempt to clean out old oil, introduce new oil - then put him back into use as directed by Mrs. Hogan . . . .

Please advise!

Scott Hogan

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 02:09 pm
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Noah Britt
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A picture of the ID tag on the base would help us see exactly what you have to work with.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2020 02:54 pm
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Scott Hogan
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Hello Noah,

A photo you shall have.

S

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2020 11:55 pm
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Scott Hogan wrote: Hello Noah,

A photo you shall have.

S

That ID Tag looks fine actually, I've seen much worse!  :D

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 Posted: Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 12:16 am
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Noah Britt
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I'm thinking you could do something like this:

#1. Take the ID tag off and pick the excess paint off that was still sticking to it. 
#2. Sand / wire-wheel / blast the rust off the base plate.
#3. Paint the base plate.
#4. Somehow stick the ID tag to the painted base plate; maybe some kind of glue that won't leak through to the front of the ID tag.
#5. Seal the ID tag with some kind of clear coat spray paint. This would keep the edges of the tag from peeling up, and also protect the info on the ID tag.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 02:15 pm
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Yes, but the underlying paint is half detached from the metal already, and can't be left to fall off of it's own accord at some horribly inconvienient time in the future.
I'm sure that I can coax the entire tag off, with paint, in one piece.
But then what to do with it??

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 Posted: Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 02:16 pm
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And then I note that you already sent a reply, Noah.

Thanks!

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