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    2004 Deville hood ornament

    The hood ornament on my 04 deville is faded. And the emblem on my trunk is faded to the point of not having any color at all. Is there any way to restore them?

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Get into the site for BiggDaddyCaddy. 60 pages of Cadillac emblems - He's in NJ.

    The plastic dyes fade in the sun and new is the "restore" - BGD's stuff is all original GM, but not cheap.

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Four thoughts. Find one on eBay; Find used ones at the Men's Mall; remove and use a rattle can to paint a solid color; use one of those coatings like PlastiDip or Flexidip.

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    forgot about BDC. Their eBay store can be found at http://stores.ebay.com/BiggDaddyCaddy
    sub is right. they ain't cheap, but they'll have it.

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Are some of these emblems gold plated?

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Depends on the option package ordered by the dealer OR dealer-aftermarket installed options......... fabric roof covers with gold accents, for one.

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    They surely don't make stuff the way they used to.

    I remember the sedan deville emblems and coupe deville emblems. They were weighted heavy and the color content hardly ever faded.......

    This newer stuff.........

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Back when Cadillac was a luxury marque the emblems were baked enamel/cloisonne over (real) chrome. Now they're cheap plastic.

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    So my 97 DeVille with cloth top, and gold emblems are electroplated gold? If so can I replate them?

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    My 97's deville's ornament and emblems aren't faded. They must have been made better than the newer ones.

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    So my 97 DeVille with cloth top, and gold emblems are electroplated gold? If so can I replate them?
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    sure -

    take the plastic shield out -
    strip the old plating off -
    re-plate it -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonium239 View Post
    My 97's deville's ornament and emblems aren't faded. They must have been made better than the newer ones.
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    more likely -
    the car didn't sit in the sun all day long -

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
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    sure -

    take the plastic shield out -
    strip the old plating off -
    re-plate it -

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    more likely -
    the car didn't sit in the sun all day long -
    I assure you that the 97 did likely sit in the sun all day as the previous owner(who was the only owner of the car besides me) did not take very good care of it. The 04 was very well taken care of.

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Would it be possible to swap out the hood ornament from my 97 Deville onto my 04 Deville?

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    Re: 2004 Cadillac Deville hood ornament

    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonium239 View Post
    Would it be possible to swap out the hood ornament from my 97 Deville onto my 04 Deville?
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    look at the contour of the hood - where the emblem mount is -

    if the contour matches - YES -

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