Green Aluminum Dash Trim

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WNC Bird
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Green Aluminum Dash Trim

Post by WNC Bird » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:49 pm

Hello all-

I have a 62 convertible with aqua / teal #57 interior. The aluminum dash parts are tinted green. The right side dash trim was 'modified' sometime in the past by a long gone owner. He cut several 2" x 3" holes in the trim for AC vents. It looks like heck and I can no longer put up with it. I am able to get replacement trim in standard aluminum finish. Does anyone know how to tint the trim green or know of someone who can?


Thank you very much in advance for any advice.


Ken

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Alan H. Tast
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Re: Green Aluminum Dash Trim

Post by Alan H. Tast » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:44 pm

:n00b: Use the 'Search' function at the upper right corner of the screen and type in a few keywords like 'dash trim color' and see what turns up. This has been covered several times in the VTCI Forum over the past 16 years of its existence. The originals were sprayed with a tinted clear finish - you'd have to have a good sample for a paint jobber to match, then arrange to have them sprayed by a painter.

Personally, I had a full set of ribbed trim color anodized back in 2003 by Ano-Brite in Hollywood, CA for my turquoise-interiored '63 hardtop, and it doesn't look the same as the OEM finish - plus 16 years ago it was around $500 do anodize the dash, door and quarter trim. You'd have to put an original side-by-side with the anodized one to see the difference.
Alan H. Tast, AIA
Technical Director/Past President,
Vintage Thunderbird Club Int'l.
Author, "Thunderbird 1955-1966" & "Thunderbird 50 Years"
1963 Hardtop & 1963 Sports Roadster

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Re: Green Aluminum Dash Trim

Post by WNC Bird » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:07 am

Alan-

Thank you. Yep, I'm a newbie. I did some looking around but didn't use the search function. I should have known better.

Ken

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