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    AH BJ7 Trafficator Color?

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    This is a 1963 BJ7. The (Trafficator) knob is unpainted and doesn't look correct. Shouldn't it be painted, or chrome? I have seen others painted black, and still others chrome in various auto shows.

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    Re: AH BJ7 Trafficastor color?

    Unpainted. Clean it up as best as possible (Dawn dishwashing detergent works nice) and then hit it some old fashioned black shoe polish. I did mine over a decade ago, and still looking nice and black.



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    Re: AH BJ7 Trafficastor color?

    This leather dye is a very dense black with a solvent that absorbs into the bakelite. Then black shoe polish over that.

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    Re: AH BJ7 Trafficastor color?

    I varnished mine. Makes it shiny and very dark brown, almost black.
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    Re: AH BJ7 Trafficator Color?

    And, I used Black India Ink followed by black shoe polish. Another option - seemed to work well and it has held up.
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    Re: AH BJ7 Trafficator Color?

    The knob should be chromed

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    Re: AH BJ7 Trafficator Color?

    Non adjustable steering "witches noses" are black plastic.
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