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How to install a replacement USD nameplate?

Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:29 pm

I just recently received one of Allan's exceptional replacement square nameplates with tabs for my Phoenix conversion and am curious as to what the accepted procedure is for installing it. I don't want to bugger up this work of art and of course I want it be secure with minimal play once installed. Thank you for your help everyone.

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Re: How to install a replacement USD nameplate?

Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:49 pm

1. Bend tabs.

2. Dab of silicone sealant on back of label (not necessary at all but I do it).

3. Insert tabs into slots on exhaust can.

4. Press down on label while bending tabs inward.

5. Go diving!

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Re: How to install a replacement USD nameplate?

Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:28 pm

ScubaLawyer wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:49 pm
1. Bend tabs.

2. Dab of silicone sealant on back of tab (not necessary at all but I do it).

3. Insert tabs into slots on exhaust can.

4. Press down on label while bending tabs inward.

5. Go diving!

:D
Thank you sir. I figured it was something simple like this but on the off-chance it wasn't I didn't want to find out the hard way.

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Re: How to install a replacement USD nameplate?

Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 am

I also take a “dull” screwdriver, blade wide enough to cover tab, and , from the back side, tap the screw driver so that the blade makes a crease at the point where I want the bend to be. Sort of like “pre-creasing” the tab. Think of the scoring on a coyrrigated box. They help make the flaps.
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Re: How to install a replacement USD nameplate?

Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:47 pm

simonbeans wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 am
I also take a “dull” screwdriver, blade wide enough to cover tab, and , from the back side, tap the screw driver so that the blade makes a crease at the point where I want the bend to be. Sort of like “pre-creasing” the tab. Think of the scoring on a coyrrigated box. They help make the flaps.
On the label side or back side fo the tab?

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Re: How to install a replacement USD nameplate?

Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm

OregonDiver1 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:47 pm
simonbeans wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 am
I also take a “dull” screwdriver, blade wide enough to cover tab, and , FROM THE BACK SIDE, tap the screw driver so that the blade makes a crease at the point where I want the bend to be. Sort of like “pre-creasing” the tab. Think of the scoring on a coyrrigated box. They help make the flaps.
On the label side or back side fo the tab?
:D
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Re: How to install a replacement USD nameplate?

Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:38 pm

ScubaLawyer wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm
OregonDiver1 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:47 pm
simonbeans wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 am
I also take a “dull” screwdriver, blade wide enough to cover tab, and , FROM THE BACK SIDE, tap the screw driver so that the blade makes a crease at the point where I want the bend to be. Sort of like “pre-creasing” the tab. Think of the scoring on a coyrrigated box. They help make the flaps.
On the label side or back side fo the tab?
:D
Well there it is :lol:

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Re: How to install a replacement USD nameplate?

Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:05 pm

Thanks for the chrome info!

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