Data Plate Restoration or Reproduction

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Data Plate Restoration or Reproduction

Post by Austringer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:56 pm

Is there anyone that can restore or copy dataplates that I have on a vehicle? This is not a M38A1, but figured this would be the best place to ask. I have all the original plates, some are acid etched, some are silk screened but most are looking pretty rough. The ones I'm missing, I have the dimensions and what they are supposed to look like from the manual.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Data Plate Restoration or Reproduction

Post by dpcd67 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:21 am

What vehicle is it?
Restoring them consists of cleaning, painting, and very lightly sanding them to make the letters stand out. If they are cheap repros, or have already been sanded flat, then the letters will not come back.
There are excellent data plate makers in Poland (Lt Horne), and Holland. Look in the MB forum, here on G503 and you will see links to them.
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Re: Data Plate Restoration or Reproduction

Post by David » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:29 pm Robert de Ruyter in The Netherlands. He also has a stamping service if needed.

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