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69z28302

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69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« on: September 15, 2011, 10:07:19 PM »
Was wondering if the washer nozzles on the cowl were Silver Zinc

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 11:15:01 PM »
I think they have a chrome finish. Im sure an expert will chime in.
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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 11:17:51 PM »
I was talking about the head light washers,sorry

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 10:57:30 PM »
Thanks. Yeah, I am looking for the finish on the nozzles under the cowl panel.

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 10:30:23 AM »
Chrome, at least that is what my originals from my RS appear to be.
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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 11:20:49 AM »
I guess Im confusing everyone.

I need the finish of the washer nozzle TUBES  that go under the cowl panel at the windsheild on a non RS car. Sorry if there was some confusion on the post. Thanks for any feedback though.


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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 11:38:36 AM »
Mike - I think you're on the mark with Silver Zinc. Silver Zinc is grayish silver. I also think Silver Cad might be an option but it might be too shinny.

Here's a section of the tube on my car. Although the lighting is poor it certainly isn't shinny.

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 12:02:07 PM »
Mike - I think you're on the mark with Silver Zinc. Silver Zinc is grayish silver. I also think Silver Cad might be an option but it might be too shinny.

Here's a section of the tube on my car. Although the lighting is poor it certainly isn't shinny.

Thanks . mine were a silver color but after light blasting with a glass beader and buffing with a sotch brite pad I notice it's a cooper tube which is what what yours looks like. Has you your car been restored?

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 01:24:18 PM »
Yes, the car was restored back in 1998. The copper appearance is due to poor lighting. Here is another pic that I hope shows up a little better.

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 02:58:42 PM »
When new, they had a blackish plating or coating on them.
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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 03:39:15 PM »
Keep in mind that the appearance of plating changes quickly and continues to deteriorate over time. A friend has virtually unlimited access to silver cad and had many parts plated on his '68. Within a few months they were no longer bright; more of a dull grey.

A part plated 42 years ago with continuous exposure to the elements no longer looks like new.

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 04:46:22 PM »
When new, they had a blackish plating or coating on them.

John could your snap a pic of yours?

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 04:00:56 PM »
When new, they had a blackish plating or coating on them.

John could your snap a pic of yours?

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That surface is gone on my originals after 42 years of exposure, but they had some sort of blackish coating when new.

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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2011, 04:44:00 PM »
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Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2011, 03:44:52 AM »
I think they were plated.

Take a peek at this pic.
http://s61.photobucket.com/albums/h52/bertfam/?action=view&current=68Z.jpg

In this pic they are bright.

My personal example (68LOS) I chipped away a few layers of paint and found a dull silver coating on top of copper tube.

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