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What colour in side the rear air vents?

PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:59 pm

I've been painting my roof (with considerable help from Grizzy) and have come to teh polishing bit.

Before that what colour should be inside the vent space? Normal Satin Black? Green and Red in case of flood?

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:34 pm

my experience in all the Plus2's I've found it is the body color, not a blackout job.
hope someone else can confirm or rebut that....
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PostPost by: JimE » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:42 pm

I'd say matt black. The grills themselves are, on the insides, satin black on my +2S 130/5 and grey on my Sprint.
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:24 pm

When I did mine back in the late eighties, the roof had never been painted, the metal flake was still in the gel coat, & that was what was behind the vents. No black, matt, satin or otherwise :D

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:38 pm

Roof colour is the norm but prefer matt black.

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PostPost by: Chrispy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:24 am

Mine was repainted and the did inside the roof vents satin black, but inside the heater intake plenum was body colour.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:04 pm

Thanks for the replies .

I've gone with Satin Black. The surface inside the vent is a bit rough and was visible with shiny silver.

(Also I had a can.)
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