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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Correct color for top latches/hooks/sunvisor ends Reply with quote

Can someone tell me what the correct color to spray the top latches, hooks, and sunvisor ends is?

I sprayed a satin black, but it is too black. These almost look like a gray/black color.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Correct color for top latches/hooks/sunvisor ends Reply with quote

Satin black should be good. I have seen new top latches and they were satin, if I remember correctly.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Correct color for top latches/hooks/sunvisor ends Reply with quote

Well I didn't trust my memory, I looked in my NOS stuff and found two sets of top latches and they are grey. They are even different shades, but still gray. They have the part number on the back.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Correct color for top latches/hooks/sunvisor ends Reply with quote

Yes, I went to the store and tried comparing the part with spray outs of satin black and it was too black. Flat black may work, but it still appears to be gray with a black tint.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Correct color for top latches/hooks/sunvisor ends Reply with quote

You might try WW's can of dark gray made for beetle handbrakes and levers:
http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=paintL43

It comes out very close. I've only used it once- on the stock shifter for my '71 beetle. I have not use it in the Thing yet to report.
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