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69 SS front grille paint
« on: April 05, 2023, 12:59:44 PM »
Were all SS front grille perimeters painted body color? Ive seen photos of "survivor" cars that had the grille perimeter painted body color and have seen them black as well. I was under impression that they were painted all body color.. I wonder how that was done at the factory back then?
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Re: 69 SS front grille paint
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2023, 01:32:14 PM »
All production 1969 Camaro standard & RS grilles had body color perimeter.

Production standard grilles were molded in an off-white material; the center was painted silver for black and non-SS cars. A note in an early P & A manual advises painting the ribs black for SS. The headlamp bezels were painted to match the ribs. An August 1971 P & A manual lists both grilles available in black and silver.

Probably painted at the source; body color done at the production plants. By the '80s, all grilles serviced by GMPD were molded in black. Many were left unpainted.
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