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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-02-2002 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
High gloss, semi gloss, flat?

Thanks

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Dustin C
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Ken
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posted 08-02-2002 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd go with the semi-gloss myself.........

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Clark
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posted 08-02-2002 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am on board with semi-gloss but I have never seen a gloss black might be worth looking into, sure would hold up better to fluids.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-02-2002 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 56 is done with gloss black and looks great, but Im wanting to keep the Mustang as close to stock as I can. Thanks.

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Dustin C
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mellowyellow
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posted 08-02-2002 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Krylon #1613 semi-gloss is as right as you can get for a very economical price. It holds up well and can be easily spotted in. If,a year from now it need a touchup, the material is available. If there is bare metal, the Krylon primer is good. It's good because not everyone has expensive spray equip available.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-02-2002 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im planning to rattle can it. Thanks for the number.

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Dustin C

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65 Plymouth Barracuda
70 Dodge Swinger

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-02-2002 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have always prefered a dark shade of black myself.

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 08-02-2002 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1613 is nice and cheap and that's what I did my engine compartment with. However, I really like Eastwoods Chassis Black in the rattle cans. Real sturdy and a great color. It costs a little more, but that's what I'll be using next time around.

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Ken
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posted 08-02-2002 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used Eastwoods "Under Hood Black" for the engine compartment itself and "Chassis Black" for the crossmember and frame parts in the engine compartment. I thought the "Chassis Black" was too glossy for the fender and fire walls.

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1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 08-02-2002 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oops, yeah, what Ken said...

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RADRIDE
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posted 08-02-2002 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RADRIDE   Click Here to Email RADRIDE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always use satin black it looks good and is easy to touch up.

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MustangRdr68
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posted 08-02-2002 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Hell_Fish:
High gloss, semi gloss, flat?

Thanks



Hey Dustin. I found the semi-gloss to be not what i wanted when i sprayed it on. It was 2.00 a can and got dirty and fluidy real quick so i went to walmart and picked up some cans of flat black for 99 cents each and liked it a whole lot better. But thats just my opinion. I think u have to find the right semi-gloss for it to look right.

Hope i helped
Mike

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 08-04-2002 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I read once that from the factory the engine compartment was semi gloss with the exception of the firewall which was flat.....?

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460-67Stang
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posted 08-04-2002 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 460-67Stang   Click Here to Email 460-67Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another vote for Krylon Semi-Flat Black, #1613!!! Looks great and hold up well too.

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67mike
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posted 08-04-2002 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey 'Fish, I got a mopar related Q for ya. We have a 79 PU that died the other day. We get spark while in the crank pos, but when you release it it won't stay running. I replaced the Dizzy, ECU, Coil, Ballast Rsistor, Ign. Switch, Starter sol and Starter. I am in the long process of checking the wiring right now. Any ideas on what to check next? Thanks Mike Oh yeah, my .02 satin black

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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-04-2002 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, have you checked for loose wires in the bulk head? Sound like you have changed out every thing I would have suggested.

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Dustin C
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67mike
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posted 08-05-2002 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah we checked the bulkhead connectors and am in the process of checking for burnt wires. Turns out my brother in law our "adopted son" was trying to jump it off and his buddy hooked up the jumper cables backwards!! So.... After diggin around all day I have to check every wire now. PITA Thanks man MIke

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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-05-2002 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you have a wireing diagram? A fusible link might have fried. Good to hear no one was hurt from the mistake. I've heard on batteries blowing up from that.

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Dustin C
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