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94 Fleet Bro, 64 Deville. Past: 72 Sedan, 68 Coupe Deville
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I am having a hard time figuring out what kind of material all the bright work inside and outside my 64 Cadillac is.

It looks as if the dash brightwork is stainless steel, because when I used a magnet on the trim, the magnet didn't grasp to the metal The A and B pillar trim looks to be anodized aluminum but I am not sure.

The window frame, and exterior chrome moldings looks like chrome, but could also be stainless because I don't see any rust on the trim.

Can someone help identify these bits and pieces, my main focus are on the early to mid 60's Cadillac's when they used the most brightwork.

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The trim is either chrome plated pot metal or polished stainless steel. Can't think of anything on those cars that would be anodized aluminum.
 

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After further inspection I now believe majority of the trim is stainless steel just because of the lack of any rust pitting on the trim besides for the bumpers. The front and rear grill inserts are anodized aluminum as the inserts are starting to get that haze look.

Or it's possible that the chrome is chrome plated aluminum?

So much chrome in these year Caddys, not to mention their high build quality and awesome styling.

GM seriously knew how to chrome it's cars to the finest back then!
 

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I used to own a '61 Impala. All the grill parts on it were anodized aluminum.
Most of your trim will be stainless. Only larger, heavier parts are likely to be chrome plated (bumpers, mirrors, possibly taillight housings)
 
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