Fiber optic light indicators were used on '68 thru '71 Corvettes and the forward fiber optic trim plate is made of chrome-plated pot metal with a satin black background. This trim plate houses the fiber optic indicators for the headlights and, like other black-and-chrome interior Corvette trim pieces will, in time, require either refurbishment or replacement. Replacing this piece will set you back a sizeable piece of change, but if you're willing to put in a little time and elbow grease, you can make your existing trim piece look as good as new for about $5.00.

I should also mention that the techniques shown and described here will also work for console shift plates, gauge bezels and other black-and-chrome pot metal interior parts. No special skills are required but patience and care are essential-attempts to rush this refurbishment will result in frustration and less-than-stellar results. That having been said, let's get into it.

Difficulty Index - 2 Wrenches
Anyone's Project: no tools required1 Wrench
Beginner: basic tools2 Wrenches
Experienced: special tools3 Wrenches
Accomplished: special tools and outside help4 Wrenches
Professionals Only: send this work out5 Wrenches