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steve alexander

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interior mirror stem paint color
« on: September 09, 2020, 09:28:16 PM »
working on a cosmetic restoration of 68 SS convertible interior and looking for help with the finish on the mirror stem and the top releases at the ends of the windhield upper trim.  it appears to be a painted finish and not a plated finish.  if it is painted any help on color and manufacturer would be greatly apreciated.

Petes L48

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Re: interior mirror stem paint color
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 12:33:25 AM »
68-69 had a satin finish plating.  Here's an example, not sure if this is what you mean by top releases.  I've no idea if the hooks and knuckles had the same satin plating.  The mirror stem probably had the same finish to comply with the regulations, although the one linked below seems a bit shiny.  As we know, repro parts aren't always totally accurate.  If you don't know the full history on the car, a PO could have painted the parts.

https://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/18208/1968-1969-Camaro-%26-Firebird-Convertible-Sunvisor-Brackets-With-Satin/

coupe mirror bracket
https://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/16115/68-69-Camaro-%26-Firebird-Coupe-Rear-View-Mirror-Mounting-Bracket-GM%23-8752692/

old thread discussing the 68-69 header trim
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=3263.msg106100#msg106100

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Re: interior mirror stem paint color
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 02:14:01 AM »
68-69 had a satin finish plating.  Here's an example, not sure if this is what you mean by top releases.  I've no idea if the hooks and knuckles had the same satin plating.  The mirror stem probably had the same finish to comply with the regulations, although the one linked below seems a bit shiny.  As we know, repro parts aren't always totally accurate.  If you don't know the full history on the car, a PO could have painted the parts.

https://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/18208/1968-1969-Camaro-%26-Firebird-Convertible-Sunvisor-Brackets-With-Satin/

coupe mirror bracket
https://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/16115/68-69-Camaro-%26-Firebird-Coupe-Rear-View-Mirror-Mounting-Bracket-GM%23-8752692/

old thread discussing the 68-69 header trim
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=3263.msg106100#msg106100

Amen to the satin finish plating. Not easy for some chrome platers to duplicate effectively, too. My Z11's are original, satin, thank goodness they are in good shape -

Regards,
Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

steve alexander

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Re: interior mirror stem paint color
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 11:44:05 PM »
Thanks to you both.   I will have to do some very careful cleaning and hopefully it is a plated finish on them.