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Proper finish on a 1928 Packard Phaeton windshield panel?


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I’m preparing for a few winter projects on the 443 Phaeton.  I have to replace the windshield as it is delaminating. While I have everything apart I want to properly finish (how it was originally) the lower windshield panel (sits above the cowl between the stanchions).  I believe it should be woodgrained, that is how it is finished now. Can anyone confirm the proper finish for that part?  Looking at pictures of current cars I see them painted as well as chromed but few, if none are woodgrained.  Any help is greatly appreciated. 

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I have worked on a 1927 8 cylinder sports touring, though unfortunately I got there a little late in the game and the windshield frame was already re-nickle plated.  Here is what I can tell you though:  The front windwing windows were nickle plated.  The dash was wood-grained, as were the windows sill moldings front and rear (you have in black), the front seat cushion retainer, the two cubby box covers and the side-curtain cover in the rear compartment, and surprisingly the entire J&N Tonneau Windshield was also wood-grained. 

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