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Old 01-11-2020, 08:30 AM   #1
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Refreshing 77 T/T Steering Column

Refreshing my 77 T/T steering column - can someone tell me the proper grease for the steering column bearings ? Obviously the environment is different for the upper versus lower but I suppose I'm over thinking it...
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Your right. Don't try and over think it. I would use a white grease like Lubriplate. It is non runny/messy under moderate heat and remains pliable under cold conditions
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So tear-down went fairly smooth - procuring replacement parts was a pain (my 77 is an "early") and not all diagrams, exploded views, etc. are accurate). Am replacing bearings and all electrical /plastic parts.

Also I'm changing from "smoked grey" to black so I've used SEM color coat but but I'm unsure about using a "clear" over it for added protection.

Current "Landau Black" is a good match for the console and bezel so if I go with a clear I want to maintain the current luster. 'For those who have done interior color changes what's your experience ? Also, if your recommendation is to add clear would you use the SEM "satin clear" or the "low luster". My SEM product supplier was no help at all - not that it was a much of a surprise but ...

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You local paint store should have "spray out cards" (usually they will give you a few free). If you buy one can of both colors and put them on spray out cards you can compare and contrast in the car. When you've made your choice get enough paint to do all the interior parts at once, SEM is pretty consistent but colors can change slightly between manufacturing lots.

As for the clear coat, it looks nice but is much harder to repair if it gets scratched or damaged.
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