Author Topic: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???  (Read 5942 times)

Brandan

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 121
  • 1969 Camaro SS 396 X-66 M22
    • View Profile
    • 1969 Camaro 396 SS M22
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..


thanks,
Brandan-
Check out the 1969 ride!!!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/676916/1

Check out the new project!!!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2960049

Sauron327

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1100
    • View Profile
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.

jeff68

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 425
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« 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.

68 L30/M20 Convertible, Ash Gold
N10, F41, N34, Z21, ZJ9, Z87, D55, G80, P01, U17

firstgenaddict

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1821
    • View Profile
    • Groome Family Automobiles
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...
James
Collectin' Camaro's since "Only Rednecks drove them"
 
Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
https://plus.google.com/photos/112392262205377424364/albums?banner=pwa

wtexz10

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 243
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« 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.

Kris
69 Camaro Z10.. 72 GMC C1500
79 Mazda RX7.. 79 Trans Am WS6
06 Corvette Z06.. 10 BMW 650i

Sauron327

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1100
    • View Profile
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.

Brandan

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 121
  • 1969 Camaro SS 396 X-66 M22
    • View Profile
    • 1969 Camaro 396 SS M22
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. 
Check out the 1969 ride!!!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/676916/1

Check out the new project!!!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2960049

buenymayor

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 155
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« 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.

mrdetails

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 164
    • View Profile
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.
Good Luck

Brandan

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 121
  • 1969 Camaro SS 396 X-66 M22
    • View Profile
    • 1969 Camaro 396 SS M22
Re: Natural Metal Finish? Paint undercarriage.....???
« 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. 

they haven't let me down yet.. haha
Check out the 1969 ride!!!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/676916/1

Check out the new project!!!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2960049