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I have a Light Six Touring car and am wondering if anyone can help me out. The storm curtain rods fit into a hole in the top side of the doors. Surrounding this hole is a small nickel plated brass trim ring. I would like to re-nickel these rings but have no idea how to remove them without damaging them. So, my questions: Has anyone removed these successfully and if so, how? Are there replacements available? My other option is just to polish them up before painting. Thanks for a reply.

Scott

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They "may" be (as we have called it) "dinkled in, with a dinkle tool" There is a tool tha you put inside the opening, and squeeze it, that puts 2 dimples in the inside of the part, to essentially hold it into place. Early GM cars used this process on the door handle rings. Not sure about the curtain bezels.

Jim

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