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1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (1/9)
 5/30/19 11:50am
Shetz79Vette
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Warrington, PA - USA

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1979 Corvette (L82)


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The rear window / cargo shade trim has faded and I'm looking to update it, perhaps use interior color matching trim spray to freshen it to new.  It appears to be a different color (perhaps black) from the rest of my interior.  Any thoughts suggestions as to the color of the trim.  

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Re: 1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (2/9)
 5/30/19 1:28pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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All of the Interior plastic trim on mine matches the interior. I do know that if you ordered a trim piece from Chevrolet,  it will come in black and you have to paint it to match. Maybe someone already replaced your trim.



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Re: 1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (3/9)
 5/30/19 5:31pm
Shetz79Vette
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Warrington, PA - USA

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1979 Corvette (L82)


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Thanks 73Shark !! 

Re: 1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (4/9)
 5/31/19 8:50am
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Scottsdale, AZ - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert


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My '81 is a black flat/satin finish plastic.  If you look to paint it a color.  Try testing the paint on a piece of cardboard and sit it on the shelf to see if it clashes when looking in the rear window.  There's a reason they use black..... it fades into the back ground and does not call attention to itself.  Also does it create glare in the window?



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Re: 1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (5/9)
 6/1/19 12:32pm
Shetz79Vette
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Warrington, PA - USA

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1979 Corvette (L82)


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thanks johnu, mine looks just like that.  Flat / Satin black sounds exactly like the color it is.  I'll start the paint hunt now to freshen it up.  Any suggestions of paint brands you've used in the past on yours?  I was at a car show today and saw multiple late 70's / early eighties vettes which all looked like flat black as you've described.  Interestingly enough, they all were faded pretty bad like mine.  

Re: 1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (6/9)
 6/1/19 5:13pm
johnu
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Scottsdale, AZ - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert


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Rust-Oleum does both a Satin and a Semi-Gloss black...along with most other popular suppliers.  Another idea is a thin coat of Wurth Stone Guard Black.  It's not as thick as truck bed coatings, but leaves a nice low textured finish.  These guys sell it.  https://www.autogeek.net/w890971.html

 



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Re: 1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (7/9)
 6/3/19 9:49am
Shetz79Vette
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Warrington, PA - USA

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1979 Corvette (L82)


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Thanks for your help.  I'm going to pick some up and will give it a run.  

Re: 1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (8/9)
 6/3/19 5:49pm
dwa175
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my 79 is flat black and I painted only few pieces  looks stock

 

Re: 1979 L82 Rear Compartment / Rear Window Trim Color (9/9)
 6/4/19 10:17pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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Krylon's Satin Black matches the console and gauge cluster finish.



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