In Reply to: Re: Will this marriage work? posted by Ron and Mary on September 18, 2017 at 04:31:21:
I'd caution on removing paint, dirt, grease, and grime to view the serial number. Do not use anything abrasive like a wire wheel, sanding disc, file, or chisel/scarper of any kind. Apply a good paint remover, I have used the old standby, Naval Jelly, and it may take a few applications to get it all down to bare metal. I'd apply with a soft rag, then gently work in with an old toothbrush. My early 8N serial number was so weakly hand stamped I finally had to use Magna Flux™ and a black light to read it.