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    Turn signal shaft

    I would like to remove the shaft from my turn signal switch and have it rechromed...do they unscrew or pull out from the switch body and plastic tip?
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    Re: Turn signal shaft

    Not the answer you want but they are molded into the switch and right at impossible to get out without destroying the whole thing. You might be able to melt it just enough to get it out, but I think it would be very difficult to it back together. The later models had a rubber coating which is easy, get a piece of heat shrink that goes on wire connections.

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    Re: Turn signal shaft

    Mine had the shaft broken out of the plastic switch base so I can tell you it looked to have the base molded around the shaft and not intended to be taken apart.

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    Re: Turn signal shaft

    Thanks guys...I've got 2 of each switch and I wanted to have them rechromed, but it sounds like I should either paint or shrink wrap.
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    Re: Turn signal shaft

    As others have said, molded in. Better off to leave alone if they are working now. Suggest paint or shrink wrap.
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    Re: Turn signal shaft

    Here's an old article that you might find helpful. Basically how to use chrome foil. (Sorry it's in MS Word format. When I try to convert to PDF, the layout goes crazy.)
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2...E1fa2V6cjV3Mm8
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    Re: Turn signal shaft

    Thanks again guys! I think I'll give the foil a try...my other thought was to buff it bright and clear coat it with Duplicolor wheel finish. I used this technique on a black painted shift lever on an MGB that I buffed out and it looked great and has held up well...very close to polished SS.
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    Re: Turn signal shaft

    The replacement switch for an OD had that black plastic on it- I removed that thinking I would use Justin's foil trick but in the end I polished up the bare metal shaft and clear coated and it looks just fine. So, depending on how far yours are gone that may be good enough, else the foil.

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