Color of radiator horse hair

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Color of radiator horse hair

Post by philipgslattery » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:27 pm

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6b291d25cc1eee70_large
This photo seems to show that the horse hair around the radiator deflectors is a dark color and not light .
Any comments?
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Re: Color of radiator horse hair

Post by Richard Grace » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:23 pm

The remnants that I have found on original S-G jeeps is a dark color.......-RG
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Re: Color of radiator horse hair

Post by philipgslattery » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:11 pm

Richard thanks for the input.
It is my impression that the repro. ones commonly seen are light and might not be the correct color.With use and time they darken a little but not to the darkness seen in the photo.
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Re: Color of radiator horse hair

Post by DavidA » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:39 am

I have the "light" looking material around my radiator but the original was dark. I pulled off pieces of dark horsehair like material when I first did the job. Now I am trying to see if it darkens with age and exposure to road dirt but I don't think it will.

I saw one SG with the light colored felt that had been sprayed OD and that looked nice but still I don't think it was correct.

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