Thread: Frame VIN #'s
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:58 AM   #14
Bruce Lancaster
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Default Re: Frame VIN #'s

The rust removal method is the first step, but it only gets you there if the indentations stamped in the metal remain. If areas are pitted beyond that depth rust removal is inadequate. Dr. Bluto's method reveals the compressed/forged metal beneath the surface impressions so that a number can be determined even on a badly pitted or ground frame. It is the sort of thing that would be done in criminal cases involving a gun or car with ground-off numbers...the effects of number stamps on steel are far deeper than the visible grooves.
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