Yes, always painted an off white. I used a model type enamel based paint.
You don't want things like hand cream, sunblock lotion or whatever else gets
on the hands to attack it over the years. I first scraped out the grooves
very carefully, then drizzled the paint into the areas. Waited over night
and came back with some thinners and very carefully swiped across the
pattern a few times to remove the paint off the upper surfaces. Finally let
sit for a while longer and carefully buffed the black knob up to a nice
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ned Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Austin-Healey List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 11:20 AM
Subject: Painting Gear Shift Knob
> The windows have been reinstalled and are working smoothly. Thanks to
> everyone who helped.
> The pattern on the gear shift knob on my 67 BJ8 is not now painted. Where
> they ever?
> If so, has anybody tried to fill in the pattern with white paint? What
> of paint did you use? What method? Paint the whole thing and wipe off what
> you don't want?
> Ned Smith
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