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tinman75

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black paint
« on: July 28, 2007, 11:48:16 AM »
I am looking for the correct black paint and sheen used in the firewall, underbody, eng. compartment etc... for 68 camaros.  Does GM still make it?
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Re: black paint
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 12:19:58 PM »
If you want to do this with a rattle can, the Rustoleum #7777 Satin black is right on the money.  If you're getting into paint guns and professional products, you'll have to use PPG or a related product with gloss or flatening agents.  The PPG DP-90 used to be good but it's too dull now.

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Re: black paint
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2007, 02:35:42 PM »
Get Jerry's book, he has a section in the back with the correct colors and paint reccomendations.  I used it as a guide 3 years ago when I had my engine pulled.  Spent 3 weeks on the engine compartment.  It looks great!  You just don't realize how many types of black are in their until you start. 
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Re: black paint
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007, 11:10:51 AM »
thanks for the info, see what I can dig up

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Re: black paint
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007, 10:18:18 AM »
Well, I took off the front end to get this project rolling and I noticed that the untouched black firewall behind the fenders was actually a glossy black insted of a satin like I am used to seeing,  is this the common sheen for the engine compartment, floors, etc?