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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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I had the hood springs bead blasted and am wondering what finish should be used and what color? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 04:48 AM
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For originalitys sake, they are a grey phosphate that can be done by a guy in Calif. named Steve Gregori.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 12:32 PM
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I used spray can Seymour cast blast.Looks good.Been on for 3+ years.I painted hood latch,master cylinder,and other stuff that is supposed to look bare.I bought some from Eastwood that looked the same.It cost about $4.50 a can,and you can probably get it at local part store.Ive looked at lots of show cars,lots of them use it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 00, 05:12 PM
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When painting springs, use a weight to stretch/extend the spring for better paint
coverage. I used the castblast paint with a
slight over-spray of flat black for a darker
color. It closely matches the factory color
but the castblast is more durable.
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