The one on ours is painted black, but whether that's 100% correct or not I don't know for sure - I would just go with whatever you like the best. In the end, that's all that matters I would say that it varied depending what day they left the assembly line to be 100% truthful, but hopefully some people on here know for sure. Good luck!
I don't know about the 49 but the on 52 we got the starter, gen, lights and light bar was black every thing else was flambeau red we also painted the radiator black as for gloss or semi gloss we painted them gloss. The lights I think the lights came gloss the rest don't know just seem to go with the rest better. I agree with everyone else just go to suit yourself.
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