Correct color beige steering columm T2 '58 356A.

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Martin Benade
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Re: Correct color beige steering columm T2 '58 356A.

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Aren’t these paints all latex?
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#17 Post by Steve Raucher »

Thanks Brooks for the good paint suggestions.
The color difference I hear is very subtle from turn signal cover and steering arm.
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You mean turn signal cover and steering column tube? The arm is a big greasy thing under the car.
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#19 Post by Jules Dielen »

Arm = stalk??
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#20 Post by Brooks Herrick »

Last time I checked, an oil based formula is available, the largest quantity is 1 qt., and the glossiest finish is semi- gloss.
My mama said....you better check around.......

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#21 Post by Steve Raucher »

Colors Brooks mentioned from Sherwin Williams look too dark from what I have seen.
Anyone have a paint chip or clear hood pics of steering column for me.
Otherwise I will pay the Willhoit ransom to get it lol.
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Clear hood pictures.
 

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Clear good pictures sheesh!!
 

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#24 Post by Martin Benade »

Try the auto parts store. I’d choose it pretty well from memory. Could you do that? If not borrow a turn signal switch to match.
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#25 Post by Brooks Herrick »

Steve:
I color matched my suggestions from the unrestored steering column, turn signal housing and horn ring of 83498. I have saved as much/many of the paint chips lifted from the original components as possible and placed them in my impenetrable vault for safekeeping. Photos on line of colors is a guaranteed failure. Again, my suggestions are merely suggestions as in...... a place to start. The 1958 paint could have been entirely different and don't forget the sun's influence. I have seen many cars with the same
"Beige" steering column, turn signal housing and horn ring. My experience is that they are all different versions of Beige.

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#26 Post by Brooks Herrick »

and ALWAYS look at colors in natural (sun) light. Artificial light ruins colors......

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#27 Post by Wes Bender »

And don't rely on computer display colors either.
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.....

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