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  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Longview,Texas
57 Chevy stock interior
Posted by wlterry on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 12:32 PM

I'm building a stock solid black exterior and need help with the interior colors.  I believe it is red & black but don't know witch color is overall ( dash, seat, steering wheel) and which is accent?  Wayne

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:15 PM

With a black exterior, the most common choice would have been red for almost everything with black inserts in the seats & doors, black carpet & silver buttons in the seat backs.

Another very popular combo would have been black & silver.

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Longview,Texas
Posted by wlterry on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 3:43 PM

Thanks Steve.  I do rattle can paint.  Would you have any ideas of what paints would be good to use for the interior?

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 5:02 PM

Personally, I do almost all of my interiors with flat enamels.

This would be an easy one.

Testors #1250 flat red & #1249 flat black.

I would paint the red first & then mask & paint the black.

After both colors are applied, I would mask off the black inserts in the seats & doors & shoot a coat of Testors clear gloss lacquer on the red.

Once that dries it will give a nice "matte" sheen to the red vinyl & will leave tha black flat.

Then 2 or 3 more coats of gloss will give your dash, steering wheel, & if you want, the tops of the doors, a nice gloss.

Then you can either paint or foil the buttons & the piping around the inserts as well as the door hardware & trim.

The '57 Chevy had a striking interior treatment & luckily a pretty easy one to do in 1/25th scale.

I built one a couple of years ago in "Dusk Pearl" with the silver & dark gray interior.

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Longview,Texas
Posted by wlterry on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 5:29 PM

Wow.  I wish I could build one that nice.  At 70, that won't happen.  Did you spray the interior or brush?  The white walls really look nice.   I remember riding in my grandfather's black 57.  He even let me drive it when my mom wasn't there.    Wayne

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:01 PM

Thanks Wayne!

I use mostly air brush these days.

The body & the interior were done with an air brush.

I use Testors flat enamels & custom mix my own interior colors.

The body was air brushed with MCW correct 1957 Chevrolet "Dusk Pearl" lacquer.

I use a lot of MCW paint. I just love the stuff!

The white walls are straight out of the newer AMT '57 Chevy kit. The one with the opening trunk.

 

Steve

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:41 PM

Beautiful '57, Steve! My first 1:1 car was a faded, ten year old version of that exact car (including the black and silver interior). I want to commend you for your prompt, courteous and illustrative reply to the original post. (Doesn't always happen.Devil)

chucky

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 10:32 PM

Thanks Chucky!

I do what I can! Smile

 

Steve

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