Earlier this year I purchased my first Corvette, which is a dark blue 1979 L82. The paint has faded on the outside edge lip of my T-Tops. I was planning on respraying the lips myself. It looks almost like the edge was black before, but didn't know if this was an aftermarket respray or whether the outside lip came black from the factory.
I'm hoping someone can provide insight as to whether the t-top edge should be the body color of the car, or black. Any insight would be greatly appreciated !
Vette(s): 1979 Black, Oyster interior purchased in March 1980
79's came with all trim painted black. Since 1980 I've repainted the trim several times with different types of paint. The trim on the t top was chrome underneath the black paint. I wouldn't advise removing the trim from the top as it is a bear to put back on and keeping in place at the seam. It keeps wanting to pull loose in time. The last paint I tried was a plasti dip paint. It cleans up easy in case of overspray but only lasted about 2 years.
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