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...deciding whether the section below my (eventual) dash pad material be a close hue to the rest of the interior (similar to carpet), or the color of the exterior.

Either would be great in my my opinion, and have not seen much consistency in viewing dozens of 356 pics.

Also I have always used acrylic  on fiberglass. I think an enamel would work fine as well on top of a smooth primer.

What say you or did you do?

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@LarryGK posted:

...deciding whether the section below my (eventual) dash pad material be a close hue to the rest of the interior (similar to carpet), or the color of the exterior.

Either would be great in my my opinion, and have not seen much consistency in viewing dozens of 356 pics.

I guess this confuses me a bit.

The painted portion of the dash was was body-colored on the originals, and is similar on 99% of the replicas out there. There's almost uniform consistency in this regard.

Not telling you what to do (please, do whatever you want) - but if you're looking for what almost everybody else does... it's body-colored.

Last edited by Stan Galat

The dash on the Pre-A coupes was a separate piece, and was often painted black on the lighter colored cars. On '56 and later speedsters I think the dash was part of the body and so it got painted when the body got painted. I could be totally wrong about that, though. It wouldn't be the first time today.

Michael,

You're not wrong. I was trying to be polite above. The lower dash gets pained body color in a speedster/D/ Roadster. Always, unless somebody is REALLY coloring outside the lines (which is cool, too).

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