Unusual Horn Button Markings

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    IMG_1655.JPG Has anyone seen markings like this on a horn button before? My car is a 999 paint code '68 road runner in Petty Blue. I know that only a handful were produced in that colour, but other than that details are pretty sketchy. This button is obviously a factory piece but with extra detail. I am always astounded by the wealth of information on this site and am hoping someone may be able to answer this question.
     
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    How long have you owned the car? The reason I ask is because that horn button looks as though it's been restored and those marks are simply areas that were overlooked. The ink/paint on the backside of those horn button caps is extremely delicate. I made the mistake of wiping mine with alcohol...ended up restoring it. Another thing I notice, the outer ridged ring is silver on Dodge buttons. Not sure if it's the same for Plymouth.
     
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    I've owned it since '13. The car is very original and kinda ruff. The button doesn't appear to have been touched. IMG_1683.JPG
     
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    You could gently pop it out and take a look at the backside. I agree, the marks are strange, but are not factory (although the mark in the lower left certainly looks like a fratzog). Possibly some grit or dirt back inside the horn pad?
     
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    A kid screwing around with a pocket knife?
     
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    I'm not sure what you guys are looking at, but it looks like a standard Plymouth centre cap medallion to me.

    Apart from that, all I see are scratches or damage to the lens. Here's the one that was on my GTX;

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      On either side of the Plymouth logo. It is definitely painted in white on the back side of the plastic. Cert 14 I was always under the impression that there were only 10 of these cars made. The number 14 may indicate that there were more.
       
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      I would hazard a guess that it's just the injection mould cavity number, etc showing through from the back due to paint deterioration
       
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        If you enlarge the pic to get more detail you'll see that it was put there when the part was made.
         
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          Is it showing through from the back... or etched on the top surface?
           
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          Don't have a pic, but it's all silver.
           
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          It's actually painted on the back surface of the plastic.
           
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          OK, I can see what you are saying.. Let's see the fender tag and build sheet if you have them.
          Maybe some more clues lay within those documents.
           
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          I'll dig up a scan of the broadcast sheet. The fender tag is rusted off.
           
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