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Rukiddin

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Convert floor plug color
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:07:58 PM »
What is the original color of the larger floor plug? I truly believe I have one original from my car and it looks “army green” to me. The repos look to be a gold anodized?



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Re: Convert floor plug color
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 07:12:03 PM »
Gold colored plating is correct

The plating is irredescent and composed of many colors, but gold is the predominate color
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Re: Convert floor plug color
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 01:16:57 AM »
To add,the gold finish is called Zinc Dichromate.
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Re: Convert floor plug color
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 09:32:09 AM »
I have seen a number of the floor pan plugs plated Olive Drab Zinc.  Most were Zinc Dichromate.  But just to be clear, they aren't painted.  They are plated.

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Re: Convert floor plug color
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 11:22:45 AM »
Thanks to those that responded,I really appreciate the advice. I think the color ( 50 years ago) may have been similar to the dull olive drab as on Many Ford molding clips. Now I have to find one more..........

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Re: Convert floor plug color
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 11:34:08 AM »
Mr Fuller has them
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Re: Convert floor plug color
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 12:22:21 PM »
I will agree with Scott.  Our #2139 plugs are not zinc plated, but rather just like your photo.  Like Scott, I have seen others the same finish.  One of those variations during the production year.