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1/17/11 12:08am - Original Message: 'Question on Dash Trimrings'
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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

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I noticed today that my trim rings that are on the outside of the speedometer and tach are all a chrome plating. I look for these at different venders and I didnt find replacements. I talked to Rich about his and his are black with just the front edge trimmed in chrome. I went online and checked on about 15 - 20 vettes for sale and they all look like they are black with the front edge trim chrome. So did someone remove the paint on mine? Is it supposed to be black with just the front edge chromed? And is the black to be satin or gloss? Thanks for the help.
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1/17/11 6:49am - Reply: 'Question on Dash Trimrings'
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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Matte black with chrome on the edges is what mine are on my 74 (and I beleive that's standard for all years).  Never seen all chrome - sounds interesting actually.  Pics?

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1/17/11 6:50am - Reply: 'Question on Dash Trimrings'
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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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FYI, if you're searching for replacement pieces on line, I think most places call these "tach/speedo bezels"

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1/17/11 8:56am - Reply: 'Question on Dash Trimrings'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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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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The bezel itself would have been chromed, and then everything but the leading edge would have been painted. Imma thinking they would be a low gloss/satin black. Too much chrome in the area would have had some bad side effects while driving, such as bright reflections in your eyes. Cool

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1/21/11 12:37pm - Reply: 'Question on Dash Trimrings'
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Joel is exactly right.  They are pot metal that is chromed and then all but the edge is silk-screened satin black.

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1/22/11 12:47am - Reply: 'Question on Dash Trimrings'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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Thanks guys! And I mean that, this means I can repaint them and not have to buy a new set. Finally something I can save a few dollars on!
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Rodney


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