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Horn button color
#1329298 Wed Oct 09 2019 02:09 AM
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Forty9 Offline OP
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49 Chevy 3100. What color would be close to original? PO polished mine, looks nice but I might like a change.

Re: Horn button color
Forty9 #1329355 Wed Oct 09 2019 05:42 PM
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My original ‘51 it’s speckled rust chrome. New I’m sure it was nice and shiny chrome. I’ve fought off the urge to buff it out since the appearance speaks to its long life.

1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A

Re: Horn button color
Forty9 #1329401 Thu Oct 10 2019 12:50 AM
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I have an original with over 80% of the paint left on it and it is not interior color. More of a non-metallic brown, maybe closer to the steering wheel color. (I also have an original steering wheel with 90% of the original paint on it to compare it to.)
My opinion is that it is not a match to the steering wheel color nor the interior color.
The reproduction ones look nice, but they have metal flake in them, which I believe is not correct.

Re: Horn button color
Forty9 #1331205 Fri Oct 25 2019 09:16 PM
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Here is one of my extra buttons which I believe is pretty close to correct color. It's the left one in the 2nd pic

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Last edited by cmayna; Fri Oct 25 2019 09:36 PM.

Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
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If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
Re: Horn button color
Forty9 #1331235 Sat Oct 26 2019 12:07 AM
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That left one is nice.

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