Jun 16th, 04, 09:36 AM
I have a 69 z/28 and have noticed on several other cars that the hood latch mechanism is a silver-gray color. My latch is black. Which is correct and if it should be silver-gray, what paint is used or what kind of plating? Thanks alot for any info.
Jun 16th, 04, 10:05 AM
Zinc phosphate is the correct finish. It is light to dark grey in color. The hood catch is also zinc phosphate. The spring is semi-gloss black. Zinc phosphate is a poor finish for rust resistance. I believe that the resto parts stores sell look-a-like paints for plating. Hope this helps.
Jun 17th, 04, 02:49 AM
I had my local body shop powder coat these parts grey. The finish looks great and will last. It doesn't cost too much for such small items.