: underhood paint finishes
Aug 29th, 04, 10:28 AM
I recently aquired a 1968 Camaro. It was painted in gloss black on almost all surfaces under the hood. I am looking at a mild resto, with the motor and frame left intact. I would like to know the paint finishes for the following parts. Rad support, inner fenders, firewall, heater core cover also the bottom of the hood. I can use either spray bombs or compressor fed sprayer.
This is the first 68 I have owned and I am not sure about colors. ie: semi gloss, gloss etc.
Thanks in advance.
Aug 30th, 04, 02:56 AM
It's not gloss or flat,it's in between. Chassis black is correct. Semi gloss is close
Aug 30th, 04, 03:13 AM
I recently refinished my entire engine compartment using spray bombs. I did not remove the engine, just removed everything from the engine and firewall. I used Krylon semi-flat black and Rustoleum semi-gloss black. It turned out great. Here is a pic. It's really not as shiny as it looks in this pic because of the flash.
Aug 30th, 04, 03:42 AM
I just finished mine this weekend as well, used spray bombs and it looks fantastic. I used a small air sander with 3" discs, 180 grit to take all the old spray paint, about 5 layers, to the bare metal. I couldn't sandblast because the car was stranded in my garage and my shortblock was only covered with plastic and towels (heads were in the shop). Once I got the majority of the metal exposed. I degreased it well, then sprayed it with self-etching primer. I then sprayed the radiator support, firewall and fender liners with Krylon Semi-Flat Black #1613. (everything was out of the car except the shortblock, p/s pump and power brake booster and m/c). Many have said this is close to the correct 30% flat factory finish. I think it's a tad dull, but it looks nice and seems close to what I see on other cars. Plus, it really makes any chrome you have really stand out. I also painted my heads and water pump off the engine, along with the engine block (what I could with it still in the car) Dupli-color Chevy Orange. It really looks outstanding against the flat black. As long as you prep it well, it'll turn out just fine with spray cans...especially with flat paints.
For the chassis, I used 'Chassis Black', which is more glossy, some say it's close to the correct 60% gloss for chassis/suspension parts. I painted my stuff with this, along with my power steering pump. It looks pretty good and is a nice contrast to the flatter body panels.
Aug 30th, 04, 11:40 AM
Indy Z-11, I was wondering what you used on each component. I know the inner fender is almost a flat black, and the rad support is more gloss. Also what color did you do the hinges and latch.
I am going to do the same thing with my engine totally in place. I am going to try to strip it with paint remover, "very carefully". I was wondering what you used on the hood latch and hinges. I have heard about a paint that is close to the original plating used?
Thanks for the help guys it is a big help.
Aug 30th, 04, 03:29 PM
Cast Iron grey is pretty close. Some guys add a little black by standing back 5 feet and lightly "spritzing" it.
Aug 30th, 04, 05:28 PM
OK, what are spray bombs?
Aug 30th, 04, 05:34 PM
It's a term used for spray can paint.
Aug 31st, 04, 01:53 AM
Walmart sells a nice anodized bronze color paint that comes pretty close to the original phospate coating color for things like hood hinges and latch plates. The brand is Color Place which is a Walmart brand. They also make a Bronze color (21034) that is pretty close to cast gray paint. The Bronze color is a little darker than the Anodized bronze color. Also looks pretty good on the rear spring leaves, and is a lot cheaper than Cast Gray.