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456GT interior color of plastic trim/switches and center console

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  1. asgor

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    After 20 years of use, the inside door release handles on my 456GT are scratched and need to be repainted. That's a fairly easy task: remove handles, spray paint as needed, reinstall handles. The color doesn't seem to be an easy match, though: I tried all manners of “silver” but they have all turned out to be way too bright than the original color.

    The interior color of such items as windows switches, center console, door release handles, etc. (all painted the same color) in my 456GT seems to be best described as a silver-bronze hue. And I am having a very hard time finding it.

    Could you recommend a good color match - perhaps in the form of an existing paint code?
     
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  3. Dave rocks

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    Interior coatings are very specialized materials. We've had several colors matched by our manufacture. If you have a virgin piece (for matching) and wish to have us refinish your parts, please shoot me an email.

    Note: we don't sell coatings - we only provide a full refinishing service. :)
     
  4. asgor

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    Thank you Dave. I am looking for a simple solution first: then, should I be unsuccessful, I will definitely reach out to you so that we can explore the most logical way forward :)

    Also, I wish to avoid any unnecessary down time: I am driving this thing practically every day and removing/shipping/painting/shipping back/reinstalling the hardware would keep the car off the road for longer than I am willing to bear in Spring/Summer.

    All the best!
     
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    Understood. Wait for next winter. Again, these coatings are very special - it's not something you can get at the local body shop.

    And yes, it would take a lot of time. Custom matches take a few weeks from our supplier.
     
  6. Davidspop

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    @asgor ...... So any color matches you found?
     
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  8. asgor

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    Unfortunately I couldn't find a satisfactory color match and just left the handle repainting project sitting. Now my former 456 is in the hands of another caretaker...
     
  9. Davidspop

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    I know your frustration... I've got a new radio panel for my stereo install.. and not finding a good clean color match....... Appreciate your response!
     
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  11. Davidspop

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    Appreciate the update, let us know how it looks when you try it....I'll try and get some too!
     
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