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#1 81Bird man

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Looking for Interior trim paint for my 81 TA? The sill plates are gold, but it looks flat, it is not metallic either.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

I could be wrong but I dont believe any sill plates were ever painted.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

They should be stainless steel. It doesn't still have a clear coating to peel off?
Looked closer, that's just a horrible over spray or yellowing clear coat. Strip that off, you can get new Fisher emblems if needed.
Someone has possibly tried to SE pimp their strips, even though none were gold. And Metallics always need a clear coat.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

They should be stainless steel. It doesn't still have a clear coating to peel off?
Looked closer, that's just a horrible over spray or yellowing clear coat. Strip that off, you can get new Fisher emblems if needed.
Someone has possibly tried to SE pimp their strips, even though none were gold. And Metallics always need a clear coat.

Stainless? I don't think so, aluminum.


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Posted 3 weeks ago

Aah, got me there haha. But I'll get you on the spelling of aluminium!



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Posted 3 weeks ago

Good one Ben, except they were originally made here in the USA so they would have been made of aluminum. Now if you guys made then, THEN, they would be aluminium. hahaha


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Posted 3 weeks ago

Wow, you're good today! Wait, is that a repro made in Taiwan where they are called, nah never mind.

Unless you liked a highly polished look from a chrome polish cream, you may find it comes off just from wiping with thinners.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Ben's thinner test would be a good idea. If it's paint, then lacquer thinner would wipe it right off.

 

When I saw the gold I started thinking maybe someone had them anodized gold. I think that would look pretty cool on an SE.


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