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    Default VK SS Engine bay VIN and ID tags - remove or not when painting?

    Whats the general opinion on removing the tags when repainting the engine bay - remove or leave them in?
    I want to drill the rivets and take tags off to do a nicer job, but wonder for authenticity to mask over them and spray.
    Are the original rivets anything special?
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    Apparently the rivets are a special item, no longer available I’ve been told.
    I have a VK Group Aand was going to do an engine bay fresh up.

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    OK, from what I can tell, the earlier cars like VK just used plain old aluminium rivets. I measured mine up and that of a standard aluminium rivet and they look identical.
    So I will drill the rivet carefully and take a couple of pic's along the way to prove the process in the event that I sell the car and somebody queries the authenticity.

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    the 84 & 85 model vk's Ive had pretty sure they had normal rivets...thought star rivets came out on vn & later.

    You could probably use a mini file to get star shape if you're that ocd.

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