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6/17/13 10:41pm - Original Message: 'Plastic trim color?'
Mamelukesword
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My 1978 is light blue with a blue interior.  The plastic trim around the inside of the rear window is severely faded.  I was looking at other late 70's C3's this weekend at the Vettes at the Villages show in Jacksonville FL and it looks like the back trip was black or grey and didn't match the interior color?  Can someone confirm this?  I was going to redye the plastic but I want it to look correct.

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6/18/13 1:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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BlueBarry(Babyblue 78) would prolly have the answer to this...he also has a light blue '78.
I wouldn't think the interior trim around the inside of the back glass would be black...it should be the same color as the trim around the windershield. Of course, your car, you can do any color ya want. Thumbs Up

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6/18/13 6:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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If you are talking about the panel around the bottom of the window (I guess you would call it the package tray) it is satin black. All other trim around the window and inside car (around T-top,etc. is interior color. This only applies to 78 up. Not sure about 82 collector edition. Hope this helps! Oh, by the way, when I got mine it was almost white from fading! So if you see gray, it started as black! Remember, you have to take ALL the upper trim off to get the shelf out to paint! Really not too bad.
 
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6/18/13 6:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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Oh, also Joel, I am Jaws 79! There's only ONE BlueBarry!
 
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6/18/13 11:25pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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Thanks Barry, that is exactly the info I needed. My plastic Is faded bad too. Did you prime first? Also did you buy the dye from a vette parts supplier? Thanks again Dennis

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6/19/13 8:51am - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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Jaws79 said: Oh, also Joel, I am Jaws 79! There's only ONE BlueBarry!
 
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Embarrassed  Embarrassed  Embarrassed Yup....I knew that.....brain fart....pweeze fogive me.....Embarrassed

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Good to know the trim WAS black(at some point)....I dint know fer sher. Thumbs Up


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6/19/13 9:44pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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Hey Mameluke,
My white '79 has dark blue trim. I did'nt like the look of that one piece around the bottom of the rear window (interior) being black.
I ordered dark blue interior dye from Corvette America and was happy with the result.
I think I first scrubbed it clean with Simple Green cleaner and then used adhesion promoter instead of primer.
It came out good.
 
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6/20/13 8:33am - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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Thanks Kevin, I need to buy some blue dye anyway so I was thinking the same thing. Does the color match the stock blue?

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6/20/13 9:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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I used the Krylon Fusion plastic paint in satin black, The great thing about the Fusion paint is that you just wipe it down with paint thinner and spray! They say not to sand. I also used it on the plastic grille (which was badly faded)! Love the stuff for plastic! With the dark blue interior the black shelf looks fine. It even looks fine on my friends 80 with the Doeskin interior.
 
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6/20/13 9:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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Like Barry said, that Krylon Fusion Paint for plastic works great. I re did the plastic trim pieces in a '03 VW I sold awhile back. I've seen the car and everything I painted is holding up well. 

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6/21/13 7:27am - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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Off to Lowes to get some Krylon Fusion!

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6/22/13 11:23pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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I hope the Fusion works well, if that's what you went with.

If it's not too late, the Corvette America interior dye matched up very well.
 
 


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6/24/13 10:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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Just finished the trim pieces. What an easy way to make a huge aesthetic improvement. Thanks for all the advice!

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6/24/13 10:11pm - Reply: 'Re: Plastic trim color?'
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It is the Same with an 82 Collector. Satin Black

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