Old Paint Colours

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On ‎3‎/‎22‎/‎2017 at 2:34 PM, theKiwi said:

The thing that is more likely to have survived with some evidence of its original colour is the transmission cover plate.


André's @Franklin25 car clearly has gray paint on the transmission cover still.


Mine I could find no trace of gray paint in amongst the black and rust as I sanded and sand/bead blasted it. The paint remaining on it that could well have been original was definitely black. There was also a lot of black paint on it that was not original. But no gray.



If there was no primer under the oldest looking black paint in where it's tough to spray paint, such as down in the groove for the tower seal, that helps it lean towards black being the original color. Franklin dip painted all the non-body parts in black gloss enamel, with no primer used, just acid-etched. You can often see runs/sags in some of the parts and drips where they dried on the lowest edges/corners showing it was hung up to dry after dip painting. 



Edited by PFitz (see edit history)

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