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Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« on: September 03, 2008, 05:11:56 PM »
Looking at Jerry's book, some of the undercarriage calls for "natural metal finish".  Does anybody know of a paint that is natural metal finish?  I don't want to leave some of the steering and springs untreated.....bare metal in Florida is not a good idea..


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Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 06:16:41 PM »
Yes, you can buy "Cast Blast" cast iron gray which is a Seymour paint product. Part #16-048. However, longevity and performance is increased if epoxy primer is used as a substrate.  I personally go the extra step. Your painter can mix the same thing on his system.

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 12:12:59 PM »
You may want to look into Nyalic clear coat.  It is no longer available directly from Nyalic, but they put me in touch with DoubleHorn Products, who sells it in 4 oz. spray cans under their own name (although I am assured by Nyalic that it IS their product).  It is intended for all types of surfaces, including bare metal or plated surfaces.  Supposedly, this stuff is the best.

I have not used it on the Camaro, but I just used it to clear coat the brake calipers and undercarriage/suspension components on a new car that I just bought.  We'll see how it holds up to a New England winter.

I was worried that this clear coat would be too glossy, but it looks great.  After coating the plated brake calipers on my new car (which have a slightly rough surface texture), you can't even tell they were coated.  On the smooth aluminum diff cover, you can see a slight increase in gloss.

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Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 03:11:21 PM »
I use Boeshield... it works great for a car driven under 1000 miles a year...
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 11:57:59 PM »
I can vouch for Nyalic.  About 5 years ago I coated a freshly bead blasted aluminum intake with it and it still looks good.  I did not know that they no longer sold it direct.

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Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 12:47:06 AM »
Sorry, Disregard my info. It does not apply to the type of car you are building.

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Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 01:51:59 PM »
lots of good info here....... thanks.... will have some updated pics of the process soon. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 02:57:17 AM »
I used Eastwoods Cast Blast powder coat on all my steering linkage. It looks pretty good, but has a little more sheen than bare cast iron. If you aren't after a points car, I was pretty happy with the results.

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Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 06:42:59 PM »
I used Eastwood Diamond clear which comes either gloss or semi-gloss. works good on bare steel or cast.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2008, 08:00:51 AM »
I went with the Eastwood Spray Gray, for the natural metal finish.  So far so good.  More pictures soon on the site.... unfortuntely the time this is taking is long..... but I think in the end it will be well worth it....I ordered the Eastwood black/aqua for the trunk spatter and it comes with the diamond clear satin so I have my fingers crossed on the correct match and gloss. 

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