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pjbizjak

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front grill color 68 z/28 camaro
« on: November 18, 2018, 10:05:27 PM »
OK guys, I bought a new unfinished grill for my 68 z/28 and want to know what color to paint it?

Z10Mike

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Re: front grill color 68 z/28 camaro
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 11:06:49 PM »
I think that grille should be silver as with a standard Camaro.  At least that is the color scheme on the 69's.

cook_dw

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Re: front grill color 68 z/28 camaro
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 11:17:33 PM »
Look up Chick's 68 Z thread.  He shows the correct color and yes the inner portion of the grille is silver but the outer portion is satin black. 

1968 - Rallye Green L78 unrestored
1968 - Matador Red Z28 - Currently under preservation

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169INDY

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Re: front grill color 68 z/28 camaro
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 12:45:39 AM »
Would this work?
Plastic Prep: SEM 39863 Plastic Adhesion Promoter Aerosol - 14.8 oz
Semi gloss black surround: SEM 39143 Trim Black Aerosol - 15 oz.: Touchup Paint
ARGENT Silver Center: Krylon metallic paint dull aluminum k01403007

Chicks thread indicates they use a "GRAY" not disclose formula as a base prep?

Did you purchase a repop grill, can you comment on fit and finish?

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Re: front grill color 68 z/28 camaro
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 02:36:54 AM »
Here’s a survivor grille to assist with the black paint line.



This is an original 68 grille and note the plastic color is a tan or cream looking color. If you look back close to the first picture you can see that tan/cream color at some of the horizontal bars as the paint did not fully cover all areas. I would call the painted grille color more of a mix between silver and gray. Note the rivet heads for the bracket that was riveted to each end of the grille. I might or should have the formula of what we color matched if needed.



This was our NOS grille and note this 1983 (date on box) service replacement was a dark gray.



After painting it with a color matched paint to match originals!



After riveting brackets to grille!



Grille as we were installing!
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

 

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