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The black on a generator is semi gloss, not gloss, is that correct?

Were starters ever red, or just black like the generators?

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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 :D 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! :)
 
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I agree with Brandon. Unless its a 100% restore, I'd just paint to suit your taste. Me, I like the looks of a black starter. Just adds something for me.
 

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As they said, do what you want. The "CORRECT POLICE" will find something wrong no matter what. In my opinion the correct police don't get a say till they start paying.
 

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Thanks for the replies. All things being equal, I would prefer to go with the original paint scheme for the most part for my own feeling of satisfaction. :) I guess I'm my own correct police, lol.
 

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Typically starters generators and lights were black and rims were galvanized as they were outsourced and everything else was flambeau
 

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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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I think I'm going semi gloss on the black. Hard to tell from 60 year old stuff, but my sense is the generator and starter weren't high gloss originally.
 

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Generally, if the starters and generators were black it was a semi gloss or flat black.
If you are your own "Correct Police" you get a say as you are paying!
 
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