View Full Version : black color between windows.
03-10-2009, 12:10 PM
93 bonneville. In fact, all bonnevilles in the years 92 - 99, there is a gloss black strip between the stationary windows and the moving windows on the doors, and between the windows from door to door. On all colors of bonnevilles these strips are black. Does anyone know what shade of black they are? That is, are they jet black, or the brownish black that GM used on their bodies in 93? I painted the car with dupont 99 pitch black, and these strips do not need to be refinished, and would actually be very difficult to refinish because of their size, but I am afraid that it might look funny if I don't refinish them because I am not using GM black. What do you guys think? Thanks. Mike
03-10-2009, 12:35 PM
I came upon the same problem on a Sequoia I did a few years ago. I sprayed SEM trim paint from a rattle can. It is not a very elegant solution and the paint is nowhere near as durable as the clear coat on the rest of the car. I did get a good match as to color and degree of gloss so I was happy. The durability issue was not too much of a problem for me because it is so easy to do over if necessary. I see that car from tome to time and the black frames that I painted look no different than the originals so I am confident it is going to last quite a few more years.
03-10-2009, 12:46 PM
Thanks for the reply Bob.. But, the question isn't what I can use to in a pinch to paint it, if I have to I can use the paint I have used on the rest of the car.. The question is will my dupont chroma factory pitch black MATCH what is already there. That is, is this stuff between the windows pitch black from the factory, or is it the black tinged a tad brown from the factory.
03-10-2009, 01:51 PM
Sorry, I canít help more. I went back and dug up the pictures I have form my 98 Grand Prix and I canít tell if there is a color difference or not. I removed the quarter glass but I didnít have to paint that plastic trim because it remained undamaged. Also the front door was undamaged so I didnít have to paint there either.
03-10-2009, 02:59 PM
Is it plastic or metal?
03-10-2009, 03:18 PM
It's not metal, or at least it is not a structural chunk of steel. I think it is a thin sheet metal type of piece, at least the bigger pieces are, it is a trim piece, held on by adhesive or double sided tape. I can attach a picture for everyone, if that helps. Mike
03-10-2009, 03:28 PM
here's a pic of the areas in question. there is a red arrow, might be hard to see. http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/TROYPORT/blacktrim.jpg
03-10-2009, 03:38 PM
For those of you who have been following this project, here it is, glass is back in, taillights, door rubbers, trim clips, I can't do anything else until I finish painting the bolt-ons.
03-10-2009, 03:42 PM
yes you can paint them with the same paint you used on your car
03-10-2009, 03:53 PM
yes, I figure I could do that with no problem. The question is: will the factory paint match the repaint? Please see the entire thread for clarification. Thanks. Mike
03-10-2009, 03:57 PM
Paint all the trim on the one side. Problem solved. It wont matter if it is a perfect match if you paint all those pieces. I have done it 100 times.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.