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« on: April 30, 2013, 04:17:34 PM »

OK, had a hard time trying to either restore or find correct 3/8" fuel line clips.  Ordered reproductions and sent them back (wrong color, etc).  I tied the Dykem machinest dye, but too dark.   Finally tried a hobby store and asked they had any sort of transparent blue paint or dye - they suggested Testors 1257 Transparent Blue.   So thought I'd try it.   It's a little glossy, but I thought the color/transparency was pretty close.   Here's the results:


On the left is the Testors Painted version.  Note the original is greasy on top - only the area around the bolt hole is the right color.





And all the brake and fuel lines restored/replated:

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'69 Camaro RS Z/28 Van Nuys Built
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 08:15:35 AM »

Hans

Where did you order the repro ones you thought we're wrong from?
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 08:39:32 AM »

HBC and Ricks....all the clips were different in size than the originals that came on the car and the blue ones were painted vs translucent paint for the 3/8" clips.   Both solid vendors and I've bought my fair share of stuff from them, so not bashing either!!  They both stand by their products and offered full refunds if not satisfied.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 05:48:06 PM »

The repop vendor's kits are not very accurate.

My car had nothing but silver for the tab type clips for the 3/8 fuel line.  IIRC, the not tab clips in 3/8 were all black.

Only had two blue clips on the whole car, and they were brake line clips.  There were at least two vendors furnishing clips to GM and I am not at all convinced that the colors were exactly the same from one to another.

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 12:36:07 AM »

The color blue reminds me of a hammerite paint color
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