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This is another detail that is often overlooked. The chrome plated flat head screws are always rusty and look terrible (first picture). There is no need to go through the expense of having them repaired and replatted. I found some stainless socket flat head screws at Ace Hardware that worked as a good substitute. These are 8X1.25X20.

Unfortunately, they have some sort of part number embossed on them. About twenty minutes of sanding and five minutes of buffing produce more than acceptable results.
 

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Thanks for that tip OSSO.....I can't wait to get to the restoration of my 69 seats. Do you also have a tip on repairing that large CHROMED hinge rivets that is visible in your picture?...on mine, the chrome has peeled rather badly...
 

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Thanks for that tip OSSO.....I can't wait to get to the restoration of my 69 seats. Do you also have a tip on repairing that large CHROMED hinge rivets that is visible in your picture?...on mine, the chrome has peeled rather badly...
Sorry, I don't. I think it's a source of anguish for all of us. If I had access to a machine shop, I'd fabricate some from stainless steel and polish them up.
 
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