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Rusty louvre vents

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My metal louvre vents are a little worse for wear and require bead blasting and new satin black.

Is it possible to split these vents by taking the front rims off without doing too much damage and will they go back together with success.

The last thing I want to do is open one up and not get it back together again.

Thanks

Mike

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I'm struggling to think of any part on a TR5 that matches that description. Got a photo?

Jerry

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Eyeball vents at a guess.

Stuart.

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Yes the eyeball vents. The eyeballs are plastic, but the surrounds are metal.

Mike

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Hi Mike, did you have any success with this ?

I have a couple like that too...

Cheers,

Conrad.

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Mike,

 

My '69 Tr6 has the same metal eyeball vents. I managed to strip them, blast and repaint with success. The outer rim is fastened similar to a gauge and you need to ease the four tabs to release the rear part, remove the plastic parts so you can blast the metal parts.

 

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Blasted

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Painted

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Cheers

 

Graeme

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Thanks Graeme it can be done successfully.

Mike

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