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at in point in 58 to 60 were this a flat silver with chrome outer ring, or were they solid chrome? Meaning if I have a guy that wants to sell me both and the center is a matte silver, it is "custom" paint?
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On a 60 they are more or less solid chrome, with the grooves in between the raised shiny strips being a matte finish.
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The center where the ribs are should be a matte finish and just the outer chrome shiny.

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Did the Matte finish carry over onto the radio bezel and the a/c outlets?
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I'm pretty sure that the ribbed portion of the radio bezel and the ribs around the A/C outlet had a matte finish.

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This appears to be an original radio bezel and A/C outlet.

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awesome thanks guys. I'll buy both for $300 as they are pristine. I was confused as mine is mostly chrome. I like the matte finish better as it is cleaner.... but now my ac radio don't match. LOL
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i'm guessing the entire thing is chromed than painted?......
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As I'm just re-installing the radio after a Gary Tayman FMR-1 conversion I hit the radio bezel with 0000 steel wool and it is chrome for sure. I tried the steel wool on a couple of small inconspicuous spots on the glove box door and instrument panel and it appears they would polish up nice as well. It doesn't seem like I've rubbed off paint... more like just oxidation or ??
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The ribbed parts were definitely painted to tone down the chrome. Most likely to cut down on the glare. You can certainly leave them shiny if that's your preference. I prefer to make them look factory and cover them with some flat clear.

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