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^^ Thanks for the reply's! :)

 

Who exactly do I need to contact to get the ball rolling for a replacement?

 

Thanks Again!

 

 

Kevin

07SGT2591

 

I would contact Steven Thornton: StevenT@Shelby.com He should be able to get you in contact with the correct person if he is not the guy. Good luck and keep us posted on how you do!

 

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Email sent. I will post updates!

 

Thanks for the help! :)

 

 

Kevin

07SGT2591

 

 

Update:

 

Steven replied within 20 minutes of me sending the email! He is going to see what he can do to help!

 

That's what I call Customer Service Right There!

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Email sent. I will post updates!

 

Thanks for the help! :)

 

 

Kevin

07SGT2591

 

 

Update:

 

Steven replied within 20 minutes of me sending the email! He is going to see what he can do to help!

 

That's what I call Customer Service Right There!

 

Steve is a great guy and if he can help, he will. Good luck. Also very knowledgeable in the Shelby arena.

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Guys I'm looking into this for Kevin as the original supplier of these plaques no longer makes them so we are working with our current supplier to see what can be done.

 

FYI, as Kevin now knows the printing on these under-hood plaques is quite delicate so keep the cleaners and especially any high pressure water hoses away from the plaque. I can't tell you how many used car dealerships have stripped these plaques clean by the lot-boy using a high pressure washer to clean the engine and then hits the plaque with the water spray.

 

Steve

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Not certain that 3M makes a permanent clear protective spray coating; however, Krylon does...

 

Crystal Clear Acrylic

http://www.krylon.com/products/crystal-clear-acrylic/

 

UV-Resistant Clear Coating

http://www.krylon.com/products/uvresistant-clear-coating/

 

 

Note that I've never used either of these products, but it does claim that they can be used on "metal".

 

-Pockdog

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Oh man, this sucks. Gonna keep an eye on mine.

 

OTOH, seems the result of too aggressive a cleaner matched with high pressure and that is just not necessary. Considering these tags are 7-8 years old now, I suppose we have been lucky.

 

At least the number is stamped into the plate and the "Shelby" logo is raised as well, so even completely wiped of all paints we could determine legitimacy.

 

That considered, I would prefer to retain the original plate with some wear and tear rather than see a sparkling "newish" plate against the background of natural age. But this is just me.

 

Be safe, y'all.

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I didn't use a pressure washer. I would never use a pressure washer to clean my SGT. I just wiped water off the tag and the lettering come off.

 

I use Meguiar's car wash also. No harsh cleaners.

 

Usually all I do is remove the hood pins during the wash but this time I popped the hood and some water got under the hood. I was surprised the lettering just wiped off.

 

I was hoping to get my ID Tag repaired. Haven't heard back from Steven yet. Hopefully I will soon.

 

 

Kevin

07SGT2591

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It"s called 3M Paint Defender Spray film sold by Autozone...Never used it but will give it a try.

 

I'd use caution as I'd be concerned that because this product is not permanent, that upon removing this protective "sheet" coating that'd you also risk removing the printing from the plaque as well, which would defeat the purpose of using a protective coating in the first place...

 

From the AutoZone product page...

 

3M™ Paint Defender Spray Film lasts for one year and protects any painted surface from everyday driving hazards. Insects, rocks, sand and other debris can chip your vehicle's paint, leaving visible flaws to the car's exterior. With 3M™ Paint Defender Spray Film, enjoy peace of mind that your vehicle's paint is protected for a year. The Liquid spray dries to an invisible film that is safe for clear coat and removable when desired so that you can keep your car looking newer longer.
This easy-to-apply spray on film is also easy to remove. No tools are necessary - just pick an edge with your fingernail followed by peeling the coating from the surface with your hands. And because of the specially formulated spray, 3M™ Paint Defender Spray Film won't damage your vehicle's paint or clear coat.
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I'd use caution as I'd be concerned that because this product is not permanent, that upon removing this protective "sheet" coating that'd you also risk removing the printing from the plaque as well, which would defeat the purpose of using a protective coating in the first place...

 

From the AutoZone product page...

 

3M™ Paint Defender Spray Film lasts for one year and protects any painted surface from everyday driving hazards. Insects, rocks, sand and other debris can chip your vehicle's paint, leaving visible flaws to the car's exterior. With 3M™ Paint Defender Spray Film, enjoy peace of mind that your vehicle's paint is protected for a year. The Liquid spray dries to an invisible film that is safe for clear coat and removable when desired so that you can keep your car looking newer longer.
This easy-to-apply spray on film is also easy to remove. No tools are necessary - just pick an edge with your fingernail followed by peeling the coating from the surface with your hands. And because of the specially formulated spray, 3M™ Paint Defender Spray Film won't damage your vehicle's paint or clear coat.

 

Thanks for investigating that for me, that will not work for what we want...a simple clear spray is all that is needed.

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Hello,

Got a reply from Steven at SAI with a solution for my ID Tag issue.

Hi Kevin,

 

Here’s what I’ve found out. As previously mentioned the original supplier can no longer supply these under hood plaques. Our current plaque supplier can produce a plaque that is similar but it would not be identical to the original plaque. The Director of the Shelby Store does not yet have a price for a replacement plaque but has said there would be a charge for the replacement plaque.

 

And unfortunately we would also have to adhere to company policy that the old (damaged) plaque would need to be returned to SAI before a replacement plaque is sent out. This is to prevent the old plaque from showing up on another car down the road.

 

This is probably not the best news for you but if you do choose to go with a replacement plaque you’ll need to call the Shelby Store and speak with Jeremy who can be reached at 702-405-3500. Jeremy will be able to quote you a price and delivery timeframe although he might need to check with the Director of the Shelby Store if that info has not yet been added to the Store’s database.

 

Regards,

 

Steven Thornton

SAI Registry Supervisor / Customer Service

Shelby American, Inc.
6405 Ensworth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702.942.7325
stevent@shelby.com

www.Shelby.com

 

^^ Thank you Steven for all your help. Much Respect for all you have done! Thank You!

 

 

 

Anyone have any advice on which way to go? My first thought is just keep the original, flaws and all, but I would like to see what the replacement "Id Tag" would look like before I make a final decision.

 

Any advice on which way to go? I would like to hear everyone's opinions.

 

 

Kevin

07SGT2591

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