First off, hello - I'm a newb here. I'm restoring my 68 RS/SS 350 matching numbers car I've owned for 25 years. It's a Norwood car that lived its first 15 years or so in Pennsylvania, so unfortunately I'm having to replace a lot of body rot and other unsalvageable parts. I found this thread while I was looking for what to apply gloss/semi/dull/flat black paints to across the board (under hood, interior, etc)....still trying to find a comprehensive list of what parts over these cars have which finish of black. Steve's Camaros has a list for under hood but I like to research CRG as a best source. Not sure I trust Classic Industries' list with each finish they have, as it seems a bit flippant.
Related to this thread, thought I'd post two pics of my glovebox door, which I BELIEVE is unmolested. Hope it helps someone with the suede discussion, which is a new finish name to me. I'm not a paint guy, but will be bringing this door to my painter to match for the dashboard - which I've always known to be a smooth finish, a sort of semi dull, semi-gloss smooth black finish. I have no proof this hasn't been repainted, but since I appear to have the original tire PSI sticker, I think it's original paint. Hoping I can salvage the sticker, although I'm concerned about blue/green tape damaging it...maybe it's not such a big deal but it is the only original factory applied sticker and I'd prefer to keep it (assumption by its appearance and the fact it's in the glovebox where it's protected).
Someone said to take pics in different light, which I'm happy to do for anyone, while i still have it as it sits. these are under run of the mill garage fluorescents, and I intended to try to show the lights reflecting from parts of it, thinking that might help? Hope these can help someone on the topic of dashboard finish.
To my original reason for finding this thread....does anyone know of a list or thread that has a definitive listing of black finish for black parts? RS headlamp door assembly, headlight cups, pedal assemblies, and all other parts that are painted any style of black? I made the assumption there was a reference guide before I started sandblasting a lot of these things down to bare metal...car has been painted at least 3 times, so I had a lot of overspray to remove. Kicking myself I didn't make better notes while I stare down the various types of OER paint I planned to use on some of these pieces! It's not a concourse restoration, but since I'm going to bare metal on every piece, I do want to try to stay as true to the car's history as I can.
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