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Chuck Pierpont

37 Zephyr Trunk Lid Supports Finish

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Has anyone refinished their trunk lift supports?  If so what did you do?  The ones on the car I am working on need to be done.
They appear to have some sort of galvanized coating or, maybe it is  a silvery paint.
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Chuck  The trunk lid support that you have is non-original. The trunk lid hinge on one side had a spring loaded mechanism that held the trunk in the open position

To close it the trunk lid would be raised slightly that would turn the mechanism to release the lid. Most were broken as owners tried to close the lid by

simply pushing down. There was even a warning tag in the spare wheel bracket to remind owners. Most likely you hinge was broken many years

ago and a repair was made....Regards Colin.

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The finish on the supports is most likely silver cadmium plating. You can try using Evaporust on them to bring back the color. The plating is very thin, so any abrasive will remove the plating.

 

Eastwood sells a paint that is supposed to look like cad plating, but in MHO it just looks like aluminum paint.

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