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68Zproject

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Paint color
« on: February 20, 2011, 03:12:03 AM »
I just want to paint the black trim shown here that goes around the face of the speedo pod.  I don't want to have to mix some paint just for this.  Is there something commercially available that matches whatever gloss black this is supposed to be out of a rattle can?

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Re: Paint color
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 11:01:28 PM »
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Re: Paint color
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 12:56:03 AM »
I would not think it would be gloss because of the potential glare from the sun? Isn't it a satin?
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Re: Paint color
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 01:09:08 AM »
This quote was taken from a corvette site. It refers to a speedo in a '68...

 "We wanted to freshen up our lense bezels so we removed them. On disassembly you will notice these small rubber pads between the gauge lense and the bezel. These are small anti-rattle pads. They keep the lense from rattling against the bezel. To freshen up the black painted area on the bezels and housing, start by cleaning them. Now use 600 grit or a fine scuff pad to scuff the black painted surfaces. Do not remove the black paint. By leaving it and just scuffing it, you can use it as a primer base. Now take 1/8" masking tape and tape the chrome outer lip of the bezel. Spray the black surfaces with a semi-gloss black. When it is done, remove the tape. Now you have gauge bezels and housings that look new."

Contact company to rebuilt these is; Zip Products, Inc. Phone# 1-800-962-9632. I am assuming they carry the paint. If not I am sure they can point you in the right direction.

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Re: Paint color
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 01:40:26 AM »
 Interpretations of gloss levels are often different and misunderstood. Semi gloss has a higher sheen than satin. I have a 68 gauge pod on the bench and it's closer to SEM Trim Black, which is satin. SEM is available aerosol or gun sprayable. It's RTS (ready to spray). Reducing it will knock the gloss back more, that's what reduction can do. So monitor your spraying to hit your target. I have not shot  Krylon's new 51613 in a while, which is another option. 1613 was better. Rustoleum 7777 takes far too long to dry, is unstable and is vulnerable to solvents. 

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Re: Paint color
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 05:05:49 AM »
I've gotten SEM before.  I think I'll try that.  IN fact I still have some left, but I'll have to see what kind it was.  Thanks for the info gentlemen.  Just looked 39143 is correct Scott?
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Re: Paint color
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 10:52:03 AM »
Correct.