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black on tailpan on ss cars
« on: July 21, 2007, 02:50:20 AM »
What is the correct color for the black tailpan on a big block SS 67 camaro.  gloss or 60%

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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007, 03:27:14 AM »
LOL...You will get 10 different answers.......Gloss from me.

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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007, 08:30:08 PM »
Looked at an all original 6000 mile BB SS396 Camaro this past week in Ohio on one of my road trips.  The rear tail panel is pretty glossy.  I used to believe that these panels were pretty dull or satin but from I'm seeing lately on original cars is alot more glossy than I remember as a kid.

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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 05:22:03 AM »
Glossy, mine is the same as the RS black on the bottom of the doors
                                                                                         
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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 07:52:10 AM »
my father has 3 original 1968 SS/ ............ RS/SS ........and a............. Z/28 they have never been repainted because he baught them new. they are all 60% like a satin. NOT GLOSSY   at all. I just think people are getting more laxed on originality. Because if you see my fathers original cars he baught new they are totally stock and untouched. The stripes too. Partial sticker and partial 60% satin GM paint
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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008, 02:01:52 PM »
my father has 3 original 1968 SS/ ............ RS/SS ........and a............. Z/28 they have never been repainted because he baught them new. they are all 60% like a satin. NOT GLOSSY   at all. I just think people are getting more laxed on originality. Because if you see my fathers original cars he baught new they are totally stock and untouched. The stripes too. Partial sticker and partial 60% satin GM paint

So if I read your post correctly the Z/28's tailpanel is 60% glossy as well? That would be interseting to see.

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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 06:10:50 PM »
I'm going to leave my Z's tailpan orange.  ;)
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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008, 06:36:34 PM »
As stated recently in another thread, even if originally painted semi gloss, 40 or so years of polishing, and buffing could change the appearance. Makes sense to me, what was once semi gloss, may now appear glossy, even original paint.

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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 06:33:46 AM »
As stated recently in another thread, even if originally painted semi gloss, 40 or so years of polishing, and buffing could change the appearance. Makes sense to me, what was once semi gloss, may now appear glossy, even original paint.

Exactly!  Wax something semi-gloss once and tell me if it looks the same.  Even spray detailers will give it more gloss.
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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008, 12:19:03 AM »
Looked at an all original 6000 mile BB SS396 Camaro this past week in Ohio on one of my road trips.  The rear tail panel is pretty glossy.  I used to believe that these panels were pretty dull or satin but from I'm seeing lately on original cars is alot more glossy than I remember as a kid.

Jerry

Jerry was the car an automatic or stick? I am trying to find some certain things out about that car. Do you have the guys email address?

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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2009, 04:10:40 PM »
I am getting ready to paint my wife's 67RSSS 396 camaro.
The tail panel was black but what color black?
Simi gloss or some form of matte black?

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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2009, 11:59:25 PM »
All the survivor cars I have seen had full gloss black paint on the rockers and/or rear body panel. I doubt it received the same buff/polish process as the rest of the car and quickly appeared somewhat dull.

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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2009, 02:25:14 AM »
I am getting ready to paint my wife's 67RSSS 396 camaro.
The tail panel was black but what color black?
Simi gloss or some form of matte black?
See the other thread quoted above.  I'm in the semi-gloss (or not full gloss) pack.  It doesn’t make sense to me that if they were full gloss just like the black cars Chevrolet would make a note to NOT black out the tail pan on black car!  Why would they do that if the black-out paint was the same full gloss paint?  As to what percentage of gloss it should be, that's a different story, and if the paint was being flattened at the factory, potentially every batch could have been a little different.  Also have to take into account when the car was prepped at the dealer, some may have buffed the tailpan, some not.  That alone would change how it looked right out the door hence the many different opinions.
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Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2009, 02:48:46 AM »
Gloss.....