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1/1/11 6:41pm - Original Message: '82 Trim paint color'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

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Does anyone what the trim color is that's around the windows and the rockers? I know it's black but I would like to match it to touch up. (I don't know why GM choose to paint the trim?)..

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1/1/11 7:44pm - Reply: '82 Trim paint color'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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I think it was the trend back then, no chrome anything. Eastwood makes a black trim paint, i have used a black sharpie on small nicks.
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1/1/11 9:57pm - Reply: '82 Trim paint color'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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Black Sharpie! Brillant! Thanks ebo, but how does it match up? Ermm

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1/1/11 11:03pm - Reply: '82 Trim paint color'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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Lol ebo, I have used a Sharpie in the past to get by temporarily.

@2tone82vette: You can also use Duplicolor Trim Paint p/n TP70. It dries in 30 mins., has a durable finish, dries to that same OEM satin black finish and it readily available at local auto parts stores.
I used it to refinish all my window trim, wiper arms, and various places under the hood.


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1/1/11 11:04pm - Reply: '82 Trim paint color'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

Joined: 10/27/2006
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Ebo,
A sharpie! Sounds like a great idea. I usually have a shapie on me if you ever need anything marked up!
Rodney


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1/2/11 9:56am - Reply: '82 Trim paint color'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

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Thanks guys, I sense an underlying joke about the Sharpie... Thank you Sarge! I will go to the auto parts store for the Dup!

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1/2/11 10:24am - Reply: '82 Trim paint color'
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Tucson, AZ - USA

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1982 Black/Tan Leather Build Code C09E Bronze TTop CrossFire Fuel Injection L83 85 Fuel Pump Auto Axle 2.72 Firestone Firehawk Indy500

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Hi Kenton,
I was going to repaint my rear window trim this past summer.  I found that under the old paint there was a chrome trim.  I used steel wool and most of the paint came off slowly.  There is so little chrome on the 82.  The only other place is where the tops rest on the windshield and the cross-member and I have chrome tailpipe tips. I have yet to buy any paint.  Mine was a very flat black and had worn unevenly revealing the chrome trim. It may not be real chrome but, it is shinny and does not scratch with the steel wool.
 
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1/2/11 10:32pm - Reply: '82 Trim paint color'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

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Hi Keith,
Thank you, I love that look for the black! My black 82 was that way. This one I'm trying to keep completely stock since that is it's current state.


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1/3/11 6:18pm - Reply: '82 Trim paint color'
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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I believe the chrome is actually stainless steel. Which can shine up nicely.
Don't use steelwool though. It rusts.Ouch
I need to get a box of Sharpies for my A pillar. The paint is flaking off.


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