The VW Standard Beetle 1200A had more or less no chrome. The bumpers, hubcaps, handles, outside mirror and hood emblem badge was painted in VW L328 steel grey metallic.
Unfortunate, most of the leading suppliers of car paint products do not have VW L328 in the system. Not available, because the VW L328 steel grey was only used for Standard beetles and Volkswagen sold not many Standards. The Standard Beetle main color, like ruby red, pearl white, fontana grey and sea blue is easy to get at all painters.
I painted all VW L328 steel grey metallic parts for my VW 1200A twice, because I did not know where to get the correct color. The information here will help you to avoid double work.
What went wrong?
The sandblaster removed the original color of all my handles. The inside of the hubcaps was useless to get the steel grey color mix code. At this time I even was not sure if the inside of the hubcap has the correct steel grey color. I had nothing else to compare. I had not the NOS VW 1967 Standard Beetle steel grey door handle which I have today. My color supplier had the idea to search for the mix code in the “old papers” for 30 EUR. Great! I did that but made a small mistake. I ordered “VW L328 steel grey” and not “VW L328 steel grey metallic”. At the end, my 1200A parts in steel grey looked like this.